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This is Deadly Art.
I travel the world tracking deadly animals.
But in this show, I'm picking 25 of my favourites...
..and challenging my team of Deadly Artists to recreate a killer moment.
You'll get to make some art yourself, and in the final show
we'll choose which animals will make it into my Deadly Art gallery.
This is no ordinary art show.
This is Deadly Art!
Today we brave the cold to face another Deadly Art beast!
That is a perfect Alaskan wildlife experience!
The Deadly Artists take on another challenge.
Steve is going to love it!
And you can make your own art at home too.
I've met some really fierce animals
and today's contender is no exception.
The brown bear, sometimes known as the grizzly, may look cuddly
but it's still a powerful predator.
The brown bear's one of the world's largest bears and can tower
on its hind legs as much as three metres tall
and can weigh as much as 725 kilos.
That's the weight of a small car!
Brown bears love salmon. They'll gather by rivers in the summer
to catch the fish as they swim upstream to spawn.
All that oily fish helps keep them warm in winter.
Time to meet the artists waiting in the Deadly Art studio
for their mission.
I'm Michelle and I just love being creative.
I'm all about getting stuck in and making stuff.
I'm Nicola. I'm an ice-sculptress and a power-tool queen!
'In just a moment, you'll join me and the Deadly crew
'in a very cold Alaska on the trail of the brown bear.'
It's absolutely f-f-freezing!
'While we prepare, this is the killer moment
'I'd like captured.'
Today there are three essential elements about bears
I want our artists to recreate.
Claws - they're great for grip, climbing, for digging -
when they're not snaffling salmon with those sharp teeth.
To keep warm in harsh winters, the bear has a thick coat
with longer hair down its neck.
And finally, size. This animal is massive on every scale.
Like the brown bear, I want your art to be really big.
So, Michelle and Nicola, think huge!
Firstly, look at the size of him! He's so intimidating.
We've got to go big.
And the claws capturing that salmon, let's have that.
And his fur, it's really thick, let's add texture.
-What would be cool is something urban, graphic...
This is going to be interesting!
-Have you got it?
-Yeah, future bear, coming through!
-Let's get this down...
-So let's do three bears.
Mummy, Daddy, Baby. This can be our first bear.
-Let's start drawing out. Got a pencil?
-Got one, Nicola!
That's a handy place to keep a pencil!
It's looking great, Michelle. This calls for the power tools!
And Nicola loves her power tools!
Deadly Art to the max!
But remember, don't attempt any of these big art techniques.
Nicola is a trained professional.
'The brown bear is a real greedyguts. So over in Alaska,
'we know that where there's salmon, there'll be a grizzly.'
There's loads of animal tracks in the soft snow
along the shoreline here.
We'll go in and get a closer look.
Sandy shorelines like these are absolutely perfect for holding
prints of animals but soft snow like this is even better.
And that...is about as perfect a print as you'll ever see.
Big pad there, five discernible toes and you can even see
the claw marks at the end.
This is exactly the animal we're hoping to find.
You can see right down to the shoreline here...
And look how deep...
..this has sunk in.
That's a very heavy animal.
A brown or grizzly bear.
It's round here somewhere.
The tracks continue on the other side around the shore
so that's where we're heading too.
'We're about to go much closer on the trail of the brown bear.'
But for now, it's back to the Deadly Art studio.
How are Michelle and Nicola getting on with their graffiti bears?
We've cut out our family of bears and the next stage is to colour in
the background. For that, I'm using a mix of two browns.
Oi, Nicola, chuck us that brown.
Cheers. We're using a black marker to highlight the outline.
I love this bit.
That's certainly coming together,
now for a Deadly Doodle with Michelle.
I'm going to show you how to make a Deadly Doodle of a brown bear.
I start by drawing a horizontal line...across this paper...
and two triangle shapes down, one on either side.
Halfway down this you're going to do another horizontal line across,
and a rectangular shape along the side,
with a circle inside.
Then another circle on the top. And here, a triangle sticking out,
and a kind of triangle shape at the back.
Next, get a brown marker pen and start to draw around.
The great thing about the marker pen, is it already gives
that nice, furry effect.
Give him a nice eye...
..and it really helps to add some texture.
And you can use it to accentuate things like his big, chunky legs.
Once you've gone all the way round, you're going to do some shading.
I've got a dark brown and a light brown pencil...
and just go round the edges. Nice, messy strokes.
This is going to help to make the bear look a bit more realistic.
When you're doing shading, try and think about
which areas of the bear would be darker than others.
Use a lighter-coloured brown and just go up and out
from those original strokes.
Just into the picture a bit more.
And there you have your deadly bear!
Stick around cos Nicola's going to be using this in her Deadly DIY later!
That's fantastic, Michelle!
But how's the big art coming along?
Because the claws are one of Steve's essential elements,
I'm going to use a stencil, so I get really sharp, defined lines.
Then it will look extra deadly!
The white spray paint really defines those large claws.
Look at that!
Stencils are used a lot in graffiti art,
and I've put one on the bear's face to give it structure and character.
'Let's leave Michelle and Nicola for now and head back to Alaska.
'The footprints in the snow are leading us to a perfect sighting.'
Oh! Bear! Bear!
Dead ahead of us!
Look at that!
Just wandering along the shoreline!
Oh, my goodness! Look at that!
He's going right into the water.
He's just caught a salmon!
He's just reached in and grabbed a salmon.
At this time of year, when they have so much food available,
he's quite unlikely to attack us
unless he starts to feel that we're a threat to him.
So I think it's important that we just go in
carefully and cautiously.
Just feel our way around things.
Oh, look at that.
He's come back to get the rest of his dinner.
That is the perfect Alaskan wildlife experience
and even though you can't see him right now,
he is no more than a couple of metres back from the edge.
It never ceases to amaze me how an animal that size
which is obviously within metres of us, can just vanish.
But he's there, he's watching us.
He's just sat, looking right at me.
He's coming back down to the shore again.
Look, here he comes.
He's just sniffing the air,
just sussing us out.
But then, this IS one of the largest carnivores in the world.
What a privilege!
Oh, here he goes!
Yes! Look at that.
They are so efficient.
That's just incredible.
They are utterly spectacular predators.
I don't believe it!
THAT was certainly a grizzly encounter.
Now it's time for a Deadly DIY.
I'll show you how to make your own bear graffiti
using a stencil technique.
I've started by drawing the outline of the bear using the Deadly Doodle
that Michelle showed you earlier.
Using a scalpel, I'll cut him out. You might want help with this.
Nicola's right. Scalpels can be dangerous,
so get grown-up supervision.
Try to pick up as much detail as you can. All these textured fur lines,
every single little edge.
There you have your bear stencil.
Now it's time to have some fun.
I've been out and about, finding unusual places to put my bear.
I thought it might be nice for him to have a walk in the park.
I've taken a photo, blown it up to A3 size,
and I'll place my bear into the picture.
Using some brown paint and sponge, I'll dab inside the stencil.
Make sure you get into all those nooks and crannies,
right up to the edge,
so you really define that outline.
Make sure you hold the stencil firmly in place.
I'm using a bit of white to define those important areas.
The front of the legs, the top of the bear's back and head.
When you've finished, very carefully remove your stencil
and there you have it - your bear in the park.
Those pigeons had better watch out!
Now you can really have some fun with it.
I thought my grizzly bear might be more at home in the snow.
Following that, maybe he wants to take himself off
for a nice warm holiday by the ocean.
Looks a bit warm for a grizzly bear, so it's time to take himself home.
Thank goodness he's using a zebra crossing.
Give it a go yourself. Back to the big art.
I'm using this stencil - it's a simple S-shape.
Lighter shade of brown and this will add extra texture
to our essential element of thick fur.
-Michelle, check this out.
-That looks vicious!
Let's get them into position.
I don't know about you, Michelle,
but I'm REALLY happy with our graffiti.
We definitely got the size sorted.
And those claws look menacing. I wouldn't like to be a salmon.
I love the texture you've created with that fur - it looks awesome.
-Steve will love it.
So, it's time for the big reveal. Remember, this is the killer moment
I challenged my artists to recreate.
Let's look at our bear family in all its glory.
Oh, that is fantastic! Truly deadly.
These bears represent all the qualities
I asked Michelle and Nicola to include.
This bear's overpowering height represents
what a fearsome creature it can be - a fantastic killer moment.
Massive art on a massive scale.
The claws are huge,
and the way Michelle and Nicola shaded them so realistically,
it's really impressive.
The fur's great, the choice of stencilling is sheer genius.
Very nice - art doesn't get any deadlier than this.
That's a top Deadly rating from me,
but will it make it into my Deadly gallery?
Maybe. See you next time for more Deadly Art.
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