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14528: Rageclaw Slayer - Pingo paints a Giant Werewolf

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While I have been painting realistic wolves, I have also been working on some of the gorgeous giant wolfmen sculpted by Julie Guthrie for the Koborlas faction in Reaper's "Warlord" game.

 

This is #14528, the subtly-named "Rageclaw Slayer", or the testosterone-poisoned werewolf a friend of mine requested.  He's a big puppy; I include a copy of Reaper's 60164, Vampire Hunter, for scale:

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This is my standard priming of a thin layer of Titanium White followed by a thin wash of diluted Burnt Umber, using my favorite Golden Matte Fluid Acrylics.  I left the base white in order to paint it as snow.

 

Those who have been following my regular wolf painting thread will recognize the steps here.  First I mixed a cool neutral grey from Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine Blue and Titanium White and painted it on his limbs, face, and belly:

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Then I mixed a darker version of the same grey and painted his back and tail:

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Then I mixed a cream-buff color from Burnt Sienna, Yellow Oxide, a tiny bit of Ultramarine Blue to take the orange edge off, and Titanium White, and went over his face, limbs, and belly again:

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And finally I took some pure Carbon Black (a color I rarely use except for special effects) and laid in his eyes, nose, lips, and claws (Although I just noticed I missed his toe claws.  Oh, well, next time.).  I also washed a little diluted black over his darker fur, most noticeable on the parts of the tail I had missed earlier:

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He still looks rough and terrible, especially up close, but I have to admit I am rather pleased with the overall color impression.

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More BONUS Points for painting another WOLF!!!

 

Another mini I need to add to my wishlist..

 

I like it so far!

He is huge!

 

What are you going to do with the armor?

Will it be coloured or steel?

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In painting some other minis I had some pale blues mixed, so I added snow shadows.  This is two colors: one Ultramarine Blue and Titanium White; the other Phthalocyanine Blue, a very small amount of Hansa Yellow Opaque, and Titanium White.

 

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I painted everything that will be silver metal - his armor and sword - with straight Carbon Black.  Also painted his base edge and did some face touch-ups.

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As with the other werewolves and wolves I've been painting simultaneously, I next painted his eyes and fixed up his mouth.

 

The eyes are:

 

A layer of banana-yellow mixed from Titanium White and Yellow Oxide. (Also used to touch up the teeth)

 

A glaze of brilliant lemon-yellow Hansa Yellow.

 

A wash of rich brown Burnt Umber.

 

Pure black pupils and pure white highlights.

 

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Then (because the mouth was a little unnaturally bright) I put a wash of burnt umber over the gums and teeth and picked out a few highlights on the teeth again using the banana-yellow mix.

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I painted the silver bits.  The armor and sword have already been primed black, which I find is an excellent undercolor for silver metallics.

 

I only have a single silver paint which I vary with glazes and layers.

 

I thinned the paint and blotted most of it out of the brush to control where and how much I added.  This is straight silver paint.

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Next I mixed a transparent wash from Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna, skewed to the blue side of grey, and washed it over the silver, again kind of controlled.

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Then I touched up highlights and brighter places with more pure silver. 

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ahhh!

 

You always show us what a true artist can achieve with limited paints and lots of skill!

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I added some highlights on his grey fur with a mix of Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, and Titanium White.

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I thought they were a little too blue, so I washed over all of his fur with a transparent red-brown mixed from Burnt Sienna with just a little Ultramarine Blue.  I also washed this mix over his whiter fur to add shadows (it will be highlighted later).

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I mixed up a buff near-white color from Titanium White and Yellow Ochre and a small amount of Burnt Sienna and even less Ultramarine Blue, and brightened up his paler fur.

 

It's super subtle, but I also painted the sole of his right foot black.

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I am not sure about the light fur along his spine.  I think I would prefer to make it darker, almost black.

 

Meanwhile I mixed an even lighter light, almost pure white, and highlighted the lightest parts of his white fur.

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I thought the pale fur was a little harshly shaded, so I mixed up a lighter buff color from Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, and a lot of Titanium White and smoothed it.

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I underpainted the parts that were going to be gold (his earrings) with straight Red Oxide and washed thinned Red Oxide over his leather straps.

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This is the armor you need when the sheep hits the fan. Okay, this was so bad I am currently laughing myself.

 

But afar from that: The only thing I am missing here is a frontal shot to see her eyes completely. The rest is absolutely great.

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13 minutes ago, SisterMaryNapalm said:

This is the armor you need when the sheep hits the fan. Okay, this was so bad I am currently laughing myself.

 

But afar from that: The only thing I am missing here is a frontal shot to see her eyes completely. The rest is absolutely great.

 

I'm afraid a frontal face shot is the one thing I don't have right now, but I will take care of that later.

 

I brushed straight gold metallic paint onto the earrings and added a darker version of the white fur color to the leather straps.

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I varied the brown color this way and that and painted more onto the leather straps.

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