Friday, September 23, 2011

“Oh My, What Big Teeth You Have!”

Introducing my most recent creation, Landau, and yes, he does have teeth!
I’ve been obsessed for many years with not only the teddy bear, but with real live bears like the kind that live in Alaska. Mind you, I don’t necessarily want to run into one of them while walking in the woods, but I find them fascinating creatures and incredibly beautiful.
One of the directions I envision my art leaning is in the creation of more realistic type bears and Landau is my best so far.
I’ve picked up a number of picture books that have the most awesome pictures of bears in their natural environment. I use these books for inspiration and to help me with the details of airbrushing and yes, even the placement of the teeth.
Another book that has helped me in my endeavors is “101 Bears To Make” by Nancy Tillberg. This books tells me the how of it all and gives detailed, easy to follow instructions on how turn what I envision into a work of art. So if you are a teddy bear enthusiast and need a little help creating your own awesome teddy bears, I highly recommend purchasing this book.
Thank you all for joining me! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! If you are interested in adopting Landau, he is currently listed on eBay.

Hugs from Vicki and Landau!


  1. Oooh, that is so cool! You are so talented! It's stopped raining for the moment, hope you get to get out and enjoy it, though fleeting it may be;)

  2. Awww, he's so cute! I love his teeth and how realistic they look. You did a great job, Vicki. He still looks sweet and friendly, too. :)

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  3. He is great!! Wonderful job! I love him!!


  4. Thanks you guys for the comments! Hugs, Vicki

  5. How unique! I love the teeth. This bear is super-adorable :)

  6. Landau is an absolutely stunning bear Vicki! Fabulous work, I love him!

  7. Thanks Hillary and Danice! Landau is moving out today... we will miss him. Take care and thanks again! Hugs, Vicki

  8. Thanks Vikki. I'll look for the book 101 bears to make. Took a class from her, on line and it helped. So perhaps the book will also.

  9. I love live bears, have books of photos, find them on line, and I agree --- never want to meet one when walking!!!!