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aaces
02-15-2011, 09:07 PM
I know...Lame Title....I need a better one..Hint Hint :D
Here's the lowdown....
5x7 out of 8x10's and I just HAD to start on a new one.....NOW!
Just a Scalpel so far...
5 hours
I might do a third....on an 8X10. that way I'll have
Big Ol' Bear 9X12
Momma Bear 8X10
and this one.... Baby Bear 5X7.
I know... Corney :D

PatrickHedges
02-15-2011, 09:23 PM
"Waiting for the porridge"

Love the pose.

Harry Seymour
02-15-2011, 09:47 PM
Looking forward to its progress.

artofnature
02-15-2011, 10:04 PM
Lovely Alan. Beautiful expression and fur. Maybe you could do Goldilocks next!

Garbonzo
02-15-2011, 10:16 PM
Cool idea, cool bear, really cool scratchwork.

kodik9
02-15-2011, 11:11 PM
You've really got that arm fur down! And the muzzle is looking awesome! You should do a goldilocks next :lol:

aaces
02-16-2011, 01:30 AM
Patrick...It took quite awhile to get him in that pose...he didn't follow my directions to well :D This is the same bear that I did on the 9X12, from the Denver Zoo. I've got a couple good shots of the other bear that was there as well. I might use one of them for the next one.
Harry...Thanks! Hopefully I'll get to work on it tonight. I didn't sleep too well today so I'm feeling like this bear looks :lol:
Lesley...Thank You! I'm still not happy with my fur work...to me it lacks depth...of course I've had close up looks at works from Cathy, Cristina, Harold, Lorna, Patrick...and others, so my goal is set pretty dang high :thumbsup:
Harold...Cool? Cool! :D Hopefully it's stay that way! Thanks buddy :D
Jessica...Thanks!:D Goldilocks? um.........skin?.......um........no!
I'll leave that, to those who can do that sort of thing! For me, the hairier, the better! :lol:

lorna12
02-16-2011, 02:49 AM
Love your bear, Allan...that would be a good series.

BTW...doing skin would be the same as doing sharkskin.:D

aaces
02-16-2011, 02:52 AM
"BTW...doing skin would be the same as doing sharkskin.:D"

Lorna Have you noticed I haven't done another shark? :lol:
One of these days I'll give it a serious go.....maybe....:lol:

Rodman
02-16-2011, 08:58 AM
I love series .... I think you should add a 11x14 ( Boo-boo)...a16x20 ( Yogi )and a 18x24 ( Smokey)

Diana Lee
02-16-2011, 11:35 AM
I absolutely LOVE the composition! You know, you could even stop now and it would work. I am eager to see where you go with this.

Diana

VENKAT
02-16-2011, 01:51 PM
I like the pose and attitude vividly brought out by the expression in the animal's eye.
venkat

birdlover
02-16-2011, 02:43 PM
Allan I really like your bears....love their fur. Makes me want to run my hands through the fur...wait thats a bear I might not want to do that. :)

aaces
02-16-2011, 05:33 PM
Well...here's another 2 hours of scratching. It doesn't look like I did much
but I did :D I re-inked the snout, attempting to get more depth and detail, and I might do another layer of inking/scratching. We'll see. I want to get more of the fur on the face....where I haven't worked yet, so I can see the tonal balance better....woah...kind of sounds like I know what I'm doing! :eek::lol:

Rod...Those sizes are in centimeters...Right? :lol: A Buddy at work asked "what's with you doin' all these bears?" I told him....I dunno :lol:

Diana...Thanks! I wish I could say I really worked hard on the composition...but actually...It happened by accident. I didn't have an 8x10, the original size I wanted to do this in...I had already planned to do it on that size and had it worked up and ready...but only had 5x7's...and I was too lazy to rework/re-size it...This was the only way I could get the detail in the eye and fit most of his face in there :D

Venkat...Your comment means a lot to me! Capturing the expression in his eye was/is my MAIN concern and goal. I'm glad you said it worked...so far :D :thumbsup:

Angela...Thank You! I also would love to have a chance to do that!!! Well...do that and STILL have a hand....and arm...and be breathing... and not be his lunch :lol:

Anyways...as usual...Thanks for your kind words and for looking :D
C&C if you see something to C&C too! :thumbsup:

FoggyMountain
02-16-2011, 10:33 PM
This is wonderful Allan. You have great depth in the muzzle.

aaces
02-17-2011, 09:21 PM
Thanks Lynn :)
I've spent another couple of hours on it. Still layin in the ground work layers.
This little one is taking as much time as the Big one :eek:
More tonight...good news is tonight is my last night of work for TWO weeks!
WAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOO!:D

Crias
02-17-2011, 10:36 PM
I think this is looking great

GoldenArt
02-17-2011, 11:14 PM
Allan, This is awesome. I can't believe how much art I have been missing.

annamelia
02-17-2011, 11:47 PM
FABULOUS work.

MuttHut
02-18-2011, 03:49 AM
Looking just fab, Allan.

Wendy

pamelalbd
02-18-2011, 12:10 PM
What a great board Ace! I love it! :)

FoggyMountain
02-18-2011, 02:21 PM
It's wonderful; I'm loving that incredible eye!

aaces
02-21-2011, 09:48 AM
Cathy...Thank You! I'm still pluggin away on it. :D
Rick...It is good to see you back on line more! Thanks for the nice words :thumbsup:
Wendy...Thank You! :D I'll take Fab any day of the week :thumbsup:
Pamela...Thank You! :D (I like your bears better!)
Lynn...Thank You! The eye is my favorite part of this, so having you say you like it as well....well it just makes my day :thumbsup:

This is my first layer finalized...now on to a light ink wash and more scratching!:thumbsup:

This will probably be the last up-date till I get back from Vacation... Gotta pack...have my will notarized...take that "how not to look like a fish so I don't get eaten by a shark while snorkeling" class ...you know...all that stuff.
I'll be checkin' in every once in awhile whilst I'm away though.

artbygail
02-21-2011, 11:38 AM
Your bear looks so cuddly. I really like how its cropped and the way you have portrayed the long hair on the paws.
Have a great holiday.
Gail

fire angel
02-21-2011, 11:45 AM
Awesome work Allan! You are going to be our resident bear expert soon!!

Diana Lee
02-21-2011, 12:54 PM
This is so cool! You have tons of fun!!!!!!

Diana

lorna12
02-21-2011, 05:47 PM
I'm lovin' this one! Fantastic job of scratching him Allan!

artofnature
02-21-2011, 05:49 PM
Realy love this little ol' bear Allan and they way it has been scratched. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!!!

Diane Cutter
02-22-2011, 06:14 AM
Gorgeous!!! I love the eye, the expression... not a threatening bear at all, very endearing...

Diane

Buggin3
02-22-2011, 11:23 AM
Beautifully scratched, Allan. Cool, cool, cool!!

aaces
03-11-2011, 10:25 PM
Vacation over :(
I had a ball but now it's back to reality......
Well I finished it off I do believe,,,,,
More scratchin and inking done....
Thanks to all who have commented!!!! :D

Crias
03-11-2011, 10:37 PM
looks fabulous Allan!

birdlover
03-11-2011, 11:59 PM
Love the fur.

MuttHut
03-12-2011, 12:03 AM
Nicely done Allan.

Wendy

VENKAT
03-12-2011, 12:20 AM
This has all the elements of a Portrait , Expression foremost
Venkat

PaintDog
03-12-2011, 03:15 AM
Beary nice, Allan! :thumbsup: :clap: