Friday, September 23, 2011

“Oh My, What Big Teeth You Have!”

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Introducing my most recent creation, Landau, and yes, he does have teeth!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Two New Teddy Bears!

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Miss Abelene is 15” tall and made from feather finish off-white mohair. She is wearing a crochet collar that kind of drapes around her middle. I like it.

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And her buddy, Graham.

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…also made from the same mohair, only dyed a golden tan.

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Graham sports my new “open mouth” style. Both bears are available for adoption. Please visit my website www.customteddys.com for more information.

Thanks for the visit!