I don’t profess to be an expert on the subject, but I’m led to believe that Polar Bears are one the nastier species on the planet. Solitary predators who roam a bleak landscape in search of things to bite and eat. Yet when you watch Polar Bear Cubs you see curiosity and playfulness.
For this wood burning I had technical and creative goals. Technically I chose to be very sparse with the burning; just edges and a bit of tone. I let the pine tell some of the story by itself.
Creatively I wanted to merge the playful cub with the predator adult. There is energy in the form with the teeth bared, ready to strike, but the look in the eye says “Yay!”
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