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My grizzly bear mask pattern is finished –
This way of sculpting bear fur worked so well that I couldn’t wait to show it to you, so I made this video before it was completely finished. If you’d like to see the completed bear, and the pattern I used to make it, click here.
I did try using a real sculpting tool for the fur, but the lines I got with it were too straight. So I folded a small piece of aluminum foil, and made an adjustable curved tool for sculpting fur.
For the really wild areas on the bear’s head I crumpled the foil “tool” so it was slightly zig-zaggy (that’s a word, isn’t it?) and it added even more of a wild look to the fur.
I used a very thin layer of paper mache clay over the cardboard mask. To make a thin layer, leave out some of the flour in the recipe. You can find the recipe here
>>Do you have any tips for sculpting ‘wild’ fur? Let us know in the comments below.