Tight Lipped Tuesday #19

Remember the soft sculpture hare I made?

I asked you for advice on how to paint him.

I forgot to show you the results so here he is.

It’s sort of the natural look I was going for so I’m quite pleased with him.

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  1. #1 by Wild Daffodil on September 24, 2019 - 08:33

    Wow! You did him proud! Does he have a name?

    • #2 by tialys on September 25, 2019 - 12:37

      He doesn’t but does he remind you a bit of the hare in ‘Guess How Much I Love You?

  2. #3 by nottaholiday on September 24, 2019 - 08:37

    I think you nailed it. He has that battlescarred look to him.

    • #4 by tialys on September 25, 2019 - 12:36

      He must have been boxing 😂

  3. #5 by thecontentedcrafter on September 24, 2019 - 08:55

    Great job! What kind of paints and technique did you go with in the end? (That’s if you even remember!)

    • #6 by tialys on September 25, 2019 - 12:35

      Well, casting my mind back a couple of months or so, I think I used two different brown acrylics – both of which I thinned down with a bit of pouring medium. I sprayed the hare lightly with water and sparingly brushed some off white acrylic on chest and muzzle. Then I stippled one of the brown colours on, let it dry and went over with the other brown. I used a flat brush to go over some of the seams with un-thinned brown. The difficulty was knowing when to stop as I wanted some of the original linen fabric to show through.
      I’m glad you like him.

  4. #8 by claire93 on September 24, 2019 - 09:07

    well done! I think he looks ever so effective. Almost stunned by on-coming headlights lol.

    • #9 by tialys on September 25, 2019 - 12:30

      That realistic eh?

  5. #10 by nanacathy2 on September 24, 2019 - 09:56

    And rightly so, he is splendid, a very handsome hare. I remember reading a comic as a child with a Harold Hare. I think yours is more dignified.

    • #11 by tialys on September 25, 2019 - 12:28

      He reminds me a lot of the hare in the ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ book.

  6. #12 by katechiconi on September 24, 2019 - 10:55

    He’s got a gorgeous loved-to-bits vintage look to him. I’m so glad you remembered to show him to us.

    • #13 by tialys on September 25, 2019 - 12:27

      Yes, I’m trying to name the style. I’m thinking ‘primitive’, ‘country’, and now ‘vintage’ is a good one too, thanks for that.

  7. #14 by KerryCan on September 24, 2019 - 13:58

    I thought I liked him just fine when he was all white but your paint really does make him even handsomer!

    • #15 by tialys on September 25, 2019 - 12:26

      Thanks Kerry – I could always make him a plain one to keep him company – we could call him an arctic hare.

  8. #16 by Laurie Graves on September 24, 2019 - 15:36

    I’m with Kerry. I thought he looked just fine when he was all right, but that brown makes him look even better. Wonderful!

    • #17 by tialys on September 25, 2019 - 12:25

      Some people did like the completely natural look. I could always make one and leave him unpainted. I’ll see if I get back round to hare making again or not.

      • #18 by Laurie Graves on September 25, 2019 - 15:09

        Always an option. But the brown gives that rabbit depth, a bit of soul.

  9. #19 by kathyreeves on September 25, 2019 - 04:54

    He definitely has more personality now!

    • #20 by tialys on September 25, 2019 - 12:24

      Yes, a bit ‘bland’ before.

  10. #21 by Lynda on September 25, 2019 - 15:09

    He is beautiful and does look very like the Big Nut Brown Hare. I can’t believe that in all my years of teaching the Littles (preK through 2nd), that I never saw this book! ❤

    • #22 by tialys on September 25, 2019 - 18:44

      I can’t believe it either. It was published in 1994 in the U.K. (a year earlier than in the U.S.) and, as my daughters were born in 1993 and 1995, it was a big part of our early reading sessions together – such a gentle story with beautiful illustrations. It definitely became a bit of a phenomenon with the merchandisers going wild of course.

  11. #23 by magpiesue on September 25, 2019 - 18:51

    He’s fabulous!

  12. #25 by Dartmoor Yarns on September 25, 2019 - 20:46

    You should be. He’d fab!

  13. #27 by jendavismiller on September 25, 2019 - 23:05

    Oh, isn’t he marvelous!! What is his name?

    • #28 by tialys on September 26, 2019 - 09:33

      I haven’t thought of one yet Jenn. I’m trying to resist all the names beginning with ‘H’.

      • #29 by Wild Daffodil on September 26, 2019 - 09:43

        Bartholomew Brown

      • #30 by tialys on September 26, 2019 - 11:17

        Thank-you, I shall add that to my list of possibles.

      • #31 by Wild Daffodil on September 26, 2019 - 11:23

        HaHa! I’m sure you will come up with better ones. 😉

  14. #32 by Kim on September 26, 2019 - 09:37

    He is wonderful. I’m definitely in love 😍

    • #33 by tialys on September 26, 2019 - 11:17

      I’m going to have to make him some friends.

  15. #34 by dezertsuz on October 16, 2019 - 02:33

    I do remember, and he looks great! Not what I expected you were going to do.

    • #35 by tialys on October 17, 2019 - 10:34

      Well I think most people thought I was going to paint him more ‘solidly’ whereas I always wanted a sort of vintage, primitive look which, hopefully, I’ve achieved.

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