What is an Artist Bear?

What is an Artist Bear?


what is an artist bear? stay tuned to find out hi everybody welcome to the bearmaker my name is Francisco many of us grew up with teddy bears and other plush animals most if not all were made
by manufacturers in manufacturing a designer or a group of designers make the
first teddy bear what we call the prototype which is then reproduce at an
assembly line hundreds if not thousands of times an artist bear is made by an
artist most of the time as a one-of-a-kind but sometimes as a limited
edition on rare occasions there are couples that work on bears together but
they’re made by them the artists the first manufacturer bears were made of
wool alpaca and mohair and that is because that is what it was available at
a time today some of the manufacturers are still using natural fibers but most
of them are using fabrics made of synthetic fibers artists bears can also
be made of synthetic fabrics but most of them are made of mohair fabric mohair
fabric is made of fibers that were sheared from the Angora goat then inserted into
a cotton backing making it look like real fur don’t worry the goats are not
killed in the process they’re merely shaved with shears
there are also bears made by needle felting using clay recycled fur and much
more some manufacturers are adding details to their bears that resemble the ones
made by artists but there’s no comparison to the originality quality
and attention to detail of an artist bear some of the artists bear details
can include the eyes the nose the mouth the paws which can get quite intricate
in terms of detail some artists say that the eyes are the soul of the bear so
many artists dedicate countless hours making the eyes realistic with eyelids
eyelashes and more some artists work on their noses by embroidering the tip of
the muzzle to perfection some use clay and even leather the mouth is probably the hardest one to
do because of the number of components in the mouth there’s a fine line between
smiling and growling so the success depends on the experience and time
dedicated by the artist artist bears can be teddy bears representations of real
bears and even human-like bears with clothes jobs and hobbies bear artists
make mostly bears but some of them also make other animals and creatures such as
elephants giraffes Dragons octopus birds reindeer Fox rabbits and much more you
can find artists bears at bear shows where artists showcase their work and
even participate in competitions many artists have their own websites where
you can purchase their work some artists sell their work at teddy bear shows some at internet bear shows and some even at teddy bear shops if you’re interested in
collecting or making artist bears give a show try you’ll get to meet the bear
artists collectors magazines organizations fabric suppliers and
possibly even take a class or see some demonstrations the world of bear artists
is fun warm and full of friendships that can last a lifetime I have known
collectors and artists for as long as 18 years I hope this video gave you an idea of what an artist bear is but if you have any questions or comments please post
them on the comments section below and don’t forget to subscribe thanks for
watching ooff dap dap dap let’s make it up lets make it down synthetic fibers fabrics of synthetic fibers cheaaaaaaaaa

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