Okay, so he's my mom's favorite, but I called him Oopsie because he just isn't what I expected. I had to fight him the whole way. I have to start making my own patterns because other peoples just aren't what I would do. All in good learning though.
So, I'm asking for a critique on him.
Is his body too small? I think he may be too skinny
Are his eyes too small??
Something about him is funny looking and I don't know what it is, and I was wondering if you see it too? I need to learn these things. I thought he was 'cute' untill I put him all together.
Thanks for your thoughts I can handle brutal honesty, I promise
Heather, you're clearly in need of new spectacles. He's actually very, very, very cute -- three very's!
My only suggestions, and they are minor and stylistic ones at that, would be:
1. Maybe make the body a bit longer, or the reduce the head a bit -- or both. The head is maybe a smidge large for the body length. But then, that's also a very whimsical look! And a baby-ish one, which many bearmakers pursue intentionally. So I'm not sure I'd call it a "fault" per se; maybe a taste or preference issue. Heck... I just made a bear with enormously long arms and really short legs on a fat tummy. I could see it as deformed or as an intentional foray into a new proportion -- which it was!
2. I'm wondering, after looking at your avatar, whether the very bare face might be putting you off. I think it's rather cute that way, but maybe you're just not used to it yet...?
All in all I think you're being way too hard on yourself with the term "ugly." It's actually a very cute little bear! Oh, and I want to mention that the head proportions are really lovely; you've got a very nice shape there! Hang on to that part, for certain!
I like him too!!
My only thought... perhaps if you were to do a bit of soft scultping near his eyes, bringing them in toward the middle a bit or creating more of bridge across his nose like your avatar bear it'd give the appearance of a wee bit smaller face. But I don't do much soft scultping so that could end up having the wrong effect.
I like him just the way he is!!
I agree with the others, he's not ugly!! He is cute.
My first impression though was that his head is a little too large for his body - that could be it. You've also used smaller eyes than what I think most people would use. That could be off putting, having said that though, I personally like the look. I use undersized eyes in my bears.
He has a cute pot belly, I like him alot!!!!!! YOu'll bond with him soon enough!
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeee's great! I love him. Yes his proportions are a little out for a grown bear but hey when I look at him I see a bear cub. Like a human baby it has a large head and big eyes, these are the proportions that I have deliberately added to some of my bears to make them appear like cubs. What is the cute boy's name?
I hope you cover the poor bear's ears when you call him ugly!
You guys mean it??? Wow, I'm soo happy you guys think he's cute. And 3 very's!! Thanks Shelli.
So what I've learned,
Just because he's not my favorite, doesn't mean someone won't love him!!
Also, after reading all your wonderfull honest feedback, maybe what looks funny, is that he has a big head like a baby, but small eyes like an adult. Maybe this is what confuses me. Plus, I agree his body could be bigger. Also maybe I could've sculpted more. I did sculpt around his eyes alot, but maybe should've gone further.
Amanda, thanks for the tip. I knew I was using joints that were too small, but i didn't have any bigger ones and I wasn't sure what would happen. Now I know, thank you.
Marion, you're too funny. Even funnier, is that I say he's ugly and I don't like him. But I couldn't imagine getting rid of him. Strange how people work!!!!
Jane, he name is Oopsie!! And I never call him ugly when he's in the room. LOL