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Mother bear by Reptangle Mother bear by Reptangle
The mother grizzly bear is one of our old, original pieces that we cast and sold when Windstone ( then called Mark Hines Creations) was first started, in 1984.

When we realized that fantasy things-and dragons in particular - sold much better than real animals, we discontinued the entire line of regular creatures and concentrated on weird ones.
When we moved our factory from California to Oregon we rediscovered a hoard of old castings that had been packed away unfinished for years. This Bear was one of them.
This unpainted old casting has has been newly airbrushed in cinnamon brown with dark trim. She has dark brown glass eyes and is about 8 3/4 inches tall.
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Isabella3991 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Aw, Love it. I love mythical creatures but the bear is my favorite animal^^
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StrongBear Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I have one of her as well.
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zoro-swordsman Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Gorgeous mama bear~ :D
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Calicowhiskers Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I would have bought one!
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ChrissieLowe Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol I love the look on his face =D soo cute =D
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yairm210 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
So cuuute! ;D
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's a beauty! :nod:
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Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I love this one! She's gorgeous. :heart:
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Toxic-Muffins-Studio Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Some forest animals would look great in my new house. (Cabin) I love deers.
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Toxic-Muffins-Studio Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOVE it. <3 there's hardly anything you make that I dont love though lol
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Mego-Sama-Lady-Sir Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
she is so cute D:
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BlueWolfCheetah Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
How I would love to have her, or one like her. I have such a soft spot for bears. She's beautiful!
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Avalon-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the fur texture you have here. How do you make the fur look real? I've taken an embroidery needle and etched each and every hair onto my sculptures, but they still don't look like this.
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This one was sculpted in WED clay, (that is a good-to-sculpt water based clay) using wooden modeling tools. The tool I used most was about the size of a sharpened chopstick ( I don't really remember exactly -this was a long time ago!) This sculpture was cast directly off of the clay original without me having re-worked it in gypsum, this gives the fur texture a very crisp look that my more recent pieces don't have.
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Avalon-Angel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the belated response. Honest! Is the WED clay less likely to crack than regualr sculpey clay? Also.... That mold still is hating me.... It's nearly destroyed my original each time I've made a mold, so I'm leary of making a 3rd mold.... :( Perhaps I should sculpt something else and make a mold of that to send you. Now to make something that's only going to need a simple 2 part mold....

I like the look of both your ols and new works. :)
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wed will crack like ceramic clay. It is good for quickly making large things that are going to have a mold made on them right away, before it gets any dryer than the leather hard state. I have used it for small things however, it can be dried completely with out cracking if you do it slowly and don't use an armature in the sculpture.It is brittle though.
You don't need to send me anything!
Keep learning. Plaster casting is extremely difficult.
Ceramic casting is a million times easier!
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