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    I have the Shipley book country bears, I have been practicing carvings that are one piece. I have a tough time with Shipley patterns, they seem really tight in spots. Anyway I tried a new approach with the eyes and they turned out more mouse like....fun carving though and great practice. Comments always welcome.
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    That came out real nice! I have the book but have not tried any of the carvings.
    Terry

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    • #3
      I think it is a great carving, I think he is just eying a honeycomb in the tree
      . . .JoeB

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      • #4
        Nice little bear!

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        • #5
          Nice job on that bear! As you say, the eyes are different from those in Mike's book, but I kinda like the ones you have done. It adds your personal touch to the carving.
          Wayne
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          • #6
            Nicely done. I struggle a bit with flat plane because I'm not sure when to stop. Practice, practice, practice...

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            • #7
              Nice job. I think the mouse-like look is more from the ears than the eyes. The ears seem a little large for the head. For comparison: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File...brown-bear.jpg vs https://goo.gl/images/1hSaZG

              Tom

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              • #8
                I like your eyes on that bear and you did a fine job on him, both the carving and painting
                Herb

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                • #9
                  Dave.... No two carvers are going to have the same result. I don't see anything wrong with your bear. It's a caricature so there is lots of allowance for uniqueness. I've done quite a few of the characters from Mike's books, including his bear book and Country Folk book. Even when you carve two of the same they usually come out slightly different. I'll mention this as they are no longer in business but if you can get a hold of Issue #9 of the now defunct "Carving Magazine" there's a beautiful article on "Carving A Bear" by Lynn Diel. It was the article that got me started on my "bear kick" when it first hit the stands. It's a fool proof step by step project and easily modified. If you are unable to get the magazine and would like to see the article, give me a PM.

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                  • #10
                    Nothing wrong with this bear Dave. Certainly seems like he'd give Yogi a run for his money chasing down a picnic basket.

                    Tinwood

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                    • #11
                      Nice bear. I like his eyes, for a caricature they are fine.
                      Joe

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                      • #12
                        Looks fine to me and do like those eyes. I've carved a lot of Shipley "style" bears with various eye themes but none like yours. I will give them a try.
                        Bill
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                        • #13
                          I wouldn't worry about it, Dave. After all it's a caricature and with caricatures anything goes! You can always carve another one and change things up.
                          Keep On Carvin'
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Eddy-Smiles View Post
                            Dave.... No two carvers are going to have the same result. I don't see anything wrong with your bear. It's a caricature so there is lots of allowance for uniqueness. I've done quite a few of the characters from Mike's books, including his bear book and Country Folk book. Even when you carve two of the same they usually come out slightly different. I'll mention this as they are no longer in business but if you can get a hold of Issue #9 of the now defunct "Carving Magazine" there's a beautiful article on "Carving A Bear" by Lynn Diel. It was the article that got me started on my "bear kick" when it first hit the stands. It's a fool proof step by step project and easily modified. If you are unable to get the magazine and would like to see the article, give me a PM.
                            Thanks Eddy, and I got the issue off Ebay for $9 including shipping and it was well worth it. I've carved a boat load of Shipley bears and variants, but the Diel approach is different and opens up even more variants.

                            Sadly I saw Lynn Diel has passed due to cancer several years ago.

                            Again...thanks.
                            Bill
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by woodburner807 View Post

                              Thanks Eddy, and I got the issue off Ebay for $9 including shipping and it was well worth it. I've carved a boat load of Shipley bears and variants, but the Diel approach is different and opens up even more variants.

                              Sadly I saw Lynn Diel has passed due to cancer several years ago.

                              Again...thanks.
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