Submitted by DON W on 2/27/01. ( )

hey fellas, i'm doing my first open mouth black bear and i could use some advice on painting the inside of the mouth. i think i could come close to duplicating the referance photos i have, but i'd like to avoid the trial and error. i know there's alot of blending of reds and blues etc. anyone have any favorite colors they use? appreciate any feedback.

thanks, don

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mix paunt with epoxie

This response submitted by Jeff on 2/27/01. ( )

Don try mixing paint "dusty rose" in whatever epoxie your modeling
with it will give you a good start on my commercial work thats all
is needed .


This response submitted by DON on 2/27/01. ( )

thanks for the info but i have it all finished with sculpall so i'm going to have to get the air brush out. i'll try that dusty rose.

more compleat

This response submitted by Jeff on 2/27/01. ( )

Don I guess I should have said this in the first response I was just
trying to give you a good base but for a more finnished look
"compation" mist raw umber on roof of mouth around teeth blend down the
gums remember go lightly around lips payns gray over dusty rose
this should give you the look you want next time definetly add
the dusty rose to eppoxie first it realy helps.


This response submitted by Jeff on 2/27/01. ( )

sorry this just isn't my night just want to make sure you use the dusty rose
first before raw umber & paynes gray ' ok thats it good luck
happy painting .


This response submitted by DON on 2/28/01. ( )

thanks for the further info on the colors you use. next time i wont make the mistake of getting a head form with jaws installed. it was a %@$#% pleasure blending the lip skin to the form around those jaws! oh well, live and learn. thanks again,


Bear jaw

This response submitted by Brent on 2/28/01. ( )

My recommendation is to buy a already detailed jawset. They are made buy many different companies and the colors are outstanding. They cost anywhere between 20 - 30 dollars. If you are using the real jaws, Think about this. You could have used an artifical jaw on the mount and bleached the bear skull with the jaw intact. Looks great and the customers really like if. You will make up the difference in the cost of the jawset by the extra charge for bleaching the skull.



This response submitted by michael s. on 2/28/01. ( )

use the bear paint by the MOHR folks the same ones who make the jaw sets, be careful dont go to heavy as this is a strong color, maybe you can thin it down and lighten it up a little...

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