Wednesday, October 31, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Fenrisian Wolves

The storm has come and gone from Chickhammer Manor, and thankfully we didn't take any damage. However, with two days off from work and only a short power outage, I was able to dedicate my "stay indoors" time to getting some painting done.


So I started working on the fur of my Fenrisian wolves. I wanted a variety to their coloration, so I did several different shades. Some are old paint colors, some are new. I honestly couldn't tell you which is which now.

Overall, though, I am not very happy with how their fur has turned out. They just look... blah. I thought painting their fur would go similarly to how I painted the beards on my Dwarfs, but they didn't end up looking as good. I'm not sure what to do about it. I even briefly considered stripping them and starting over.

How have you gone about painting fur? Any tips would be appreciated.

9 comments:

  1. Try varying the colors you use on the fur more. It will look more natural if you use grey, black, white and brown on the same wolf and then tie it all together with a wash/glaze. The problem right now is that the coats are all so even. Nature doesn't do even and so it looks a bit weird.

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  2. It looks like I'll have to strip them to try that out, don't want too many layers of paint on them.

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  3. Doing a very quick google search for pictures of wolves I agree with Neil. Wolves tend to have a lighter colour on the belly and legs (and sometimes the lower part of the face). Hopefully you can adjust the models without a strip and start from scratch.


    Rathstar

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  4. WAIT! You could just drybrush the colors over your existing ones and then wash/glaze. It would be a shame to strip them as they are all really nice starting points for color blending.

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  5. Hi, saw the discussion about painting the wolves and thought I would send you to look at the wolf painting guide on www.paintbard.blogspot.ca
    Cheers, B

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  6. That's an incredibly helpful tutorial! Cheers!

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  7. Don't worry, I didn't run off and strip them immediately. I'm going to see what I can do with them from where they are now using the guide suggested by Blackbard.

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  8. i probably should have just painted them up like my dog, haha.

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  9. Cool. The more random and "sloppy" you are with it, the more natural it will look.

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