A Grizzly Situation

At Kingston University I was messing around with the idea of making more sculpture. I thought that making a bear from each of the eight major species would be interesting, as I’ve always struggled to draw bears, let alone sculpt them.

The real challenge is differentiating each major species through subtle distinct characteristics so that the viewers can tell their sunbear from their sloth bear!

These are some examples from my sketchbook, this page showing some quick continuous line drawings and research.

This page showing some bear drawings and a few quick research notes.

They let us loose in the print room again so I thought I’d try out some printmaking techniques using bear imagery to get myself fired up for clay sculpting.