School has finished until the 1st of September, so now is the time to restart my bearmaking. I always have a very late spring clean when school finishes and before we go away...so now that is done, I thought I'd try an open mouthed polar bear. I have tried this before on a number of occasions, but never been pleased with the result.
This time, I cut away the lower jaw part of my side head piece and added a small chin gusset. So, today I have completed the head, ready for a double-neck joint and body. His inner mouth area is soft, black leather and his tongue is ultrasuede that I have painted using acrylic paints. I hope to find time tomorrow. I'm not sure about the ears or their placement. I may trim them and/or move them. I will decide tomorrow. He doesn't have a name yet.