Grizzly April 3rd 2016

I’ve got the first layer of clay on the bear, however there is still a bit to add to the base. That will get put on after I get to the local Dollar Store to buy some aluminum foil that I’ll use to fill up the voids around the base. If I don’t fill those voids, the clay will be too thick and won’t fire all the way through.

Grizzly 4 3 16

The next step is to begin the detailing process and selectively hardening the clay as I proceed. This is where the “Heat Gun” is useful. (I’m not sure that you can see it, but the bear’s left leg has been fired using the heat gun, and it got a bit toasty. I will need to have a new clay layer placed over it to add strength. Toasty makes the clay brittle.) After “Standing Bear” is completely detailed, it still should be uniformly heated to 270 degrees in an oven or kiln to be certain that it is completely fired through, then the gesso and acrylic paint added.

Signature 3 copy

About The Late Emerging Artist

This is the site of "The Emerging Artist's Newsletter. I use it to track the progress of the Art that I am currently creating. The typical Newsletter publishes once or twice a month, depending of how creative I am at any given time.
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2 Responses to Grizzly April 3rd 2016

  1. Ted Byerly says:

    THE OLE BEAR IS LOOKING GOOD! AMAZING WHAT COME OUT OF YOUR OLE HANS!

    GOOD DAY TO STAY IN

    TAB

    Like

  2. Allison says:

    Wow! He’s really taking shape! Looks great!

    Like

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