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Along the lines of what @Xherman1964 was saying, there are also tan wolves with beautiful black and grey markings. There may be no more timber wolves, but we can at least paint dire wolves to honour their memory. They were big and probably gorgeous animals, too. I mean, I guess. No one knows...


Anyway, this comparison is great! The wolf familiar looks so tiny compared to the other sculpts that I thought it was a fox :lol:!


Keep us posted on updates!

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You can paint six of them like the GoT's dire wolves. Well, I would, lol! I am painting a wolf for a friend, well, actually, I am painting 2 familiar packs for her and a wolf is included. Looking forward to seeing how you paint these!

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8 minutes ago, knarthex said:

Yes, they are great!


For cloaks, hats, muffs, necklaces etc...


Ooooooh, miniature wolf necklaces!  And earrings!  And decorations on hats!  That sounds neat! :wub: 

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15 minutes ago, Pingo said:


Ooooooh, miniature wolf necklaces!  And earrings!  And decorations on hats!  That sounds neat! :wub: 


See, I'm thinking the necklaces and earrings should be put on the wolves, y'know to make them all cute and fluffy like.

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14 hours ago, Pingo said:


Ooooooh, miniature wolf necklaces!  And earrings!  And decorations on hats!  That sounds neat! :wub: 


It does!

However the evil Drow meant that he would like to skin innocent wolves ( even technicoloured ones) to turn into hats and stuff.


Needless to say I like your interpretation better!!!

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19 hours ago, knarthex said:


On 4/7/2017 at 3:54 AM, Xherman1964 said:

*** Hops through the thread...people love Wolves!!!***

Yes, they are great!


For cloaks, hats, muffs, necklaces etc...






Very neat comparison between them , Pingo. Thanks for doing that. The Bones version is so small, I think I'd just use it as a domestic dog.

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The wolves are now primed.  I prime my figures with a slightly thinned coat of plain Titanium White paint (Golden matte fluid acrylics, usually), let that dry a day, then wash over it with a very thinned layer of Burnt Umber, usually.  This makes the details pop.


I left some bases unwashed because I'm thinking of painting some of them in the snow.


The Reaper wolves:



The RAFM wolves:



The Tom Meier wolves:



I mixed up a dull green from a tiny bit of Phthalo Green (it is super strong and can overwhelm mixes), Burnt Sienna, and Yellow Ochre and painted some of the bases.  The dull-mustard ochre makes it more opaque, but I used it thin enough that some of the Umber shows through in places.  This makes for a more realistic base.


The color varies a bit because I wasn't too strict about mixing.  This also adds realism.








Tom Meier:



I washed the Bones wolf with thinned Reaper Brown Liner and painted its base with the same green.


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A note about my painting method.


My most used paints are a set of Golden Matte Fluid Acrylics, about a dozen of them, plus or minus depending on whether I'm using metallics or interference colors (not too likely for this crew). 


I mix my own colors on the fly, mostly.  I don't get too worried about color matching for three reasons:


1, I'm starting from a small enough range of basic colors that I can usually recall more or less how I got there;


2, I usually layer colors using translucency so the harmonies of the colors over and under each other matter more than the exact hue of whatever happens to be the top layer; and


3, I find slightly varied colors make for a more realistic looking figure anyway.


While I have humorously described my painting technique as attacking the figures with brushes flying, the truth is that a lot of my work, even after all these years, is trying stuff until it works.


Another piece of hard-won art understanding is that half-painted works, whether on canvas or on walls or on tiny pewter sculptures, tend to look terrible until they don't, so don't sweat it if they look a mess in the middle of the process.












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