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Bear Fur for Seenah

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I had a couple of hours only to paint last night so I went for a quick simple paint job I could complete in that time.  I’ll save the bigger jobs for the weekend.

I’ve been painting werewolves and dogs for my Circle Orboros force for years now so I know how to paint brown fur, but a new faction is an opportunity to try a new method and get different results so I went looking online and I found this video.  My works are based on this, but I didn’t have his paints so I swapped some out, and chose not to go for the bright tufts he used.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxvL-r6g7-I

Here’s the paints and steps in order

Base coat P3 Umbral Umber

Drybrush P3 Gun Corps Brown all over

Drybrush VMC 70.843 Cork Brown everywhere but the dark undersides

Mix VMC Cork Brown and P3 Mouldy Ochre together.  Be warned that Mouldy Ochre will take over this mix so only add a tiny amount to begin with.  You want this to remain brown, not yellow.  Drybrush on the regions you want highlighted.

Mix in some P3 Jack Bone or any bone.  Use this to enhance the highlights

Dilute a little MSP 09253 Flesh Wash (Or vallejo Skin ink if you have it) with water and apply gently to the darker areas.  You don’t want this to dry in a visible way.  You want it to make the brown feel a little red at some angles, but not look red.  I also chose to encourage this to pool in the eyes and ears to give them more of a fleshy feel once dry.  The eyes and ears got 3 coats in the end.

Mix P3 Brown in, water and mixing medium and use this to add shadow to any recesses and along the edges where things sit against the fur.  The video talks about adding more layers of darker shading but I have chosen to leave it at this for now.  perhaps I will revisit and go further as the model develops?

I also added a couple of washes of GW Carroburg Crimson inside the mouth.  its a fast and lazy way of colouring tongues etc if the inside has preshading, or even just flesh tones.  Splashing a little over the gums/lips can also enhance the appearance sometimes.  The teeth will be taken care of later.

PrimedPrimed
Even coat of P3 Umbral umberEven coat of P3 Umbral umber
Drybrush P3 Gun Corps BrownDrybrush P3 Gun Corps Brown
Drybrush VMC Cork BrownDrybrush VMC Cork Brown
Drybrush VMC Cork Brown / P3 Mouldy Ochre mixDrybrush VMC Cork Brown / P3 Mouldy Ochre mix
Drybrush VMC Cork Brown / P3 Mouldy Ochre / P3 Jack Bone mixDrybrush VMC Cork Brown / P3 Mouldy Ochre / P3 Jack Bone mix
Selective glaze / wash with MSP Flesh WashSelective glaze / wash with MSP Flesh Wash
Shadows added with P3 Brown inkShadows added with P3 Brown ink
GW Carroburg Crimson wash to colour the mouthGW Carroburg Crimson wash to colour the mouth
Here's all the steps side by side.  I imagine you can't see the difference between all the stages, but some of them are meant to be subtleHere's all the steps side by side. I imagine you can't see the difference between all the stages, but some of them are meant to be subtle

I’m calling the bear fur done now, but as the model comes together I might revisit and add more shading to it.  if the fur ends up looking too highlighted I can give it a wash with GW Agrax Earthshade to bring it back down.

All being well I should have a couple of hours free tonight so I will likely switch to a different model.  I’m thinking skin tones next  Most of the humans have a generic white skin tone, but Skatha wants a pale tone (I’m thinking Cryx Pallid pink flesh), Zarola will be getting a coat of Foundry’s African Skin tones, and Ulfr is an odd one.  No one is quite sure what his skin tones are supposed to be, but he’s a wildling beserker type and I’m told he is a werewolf.  I’m thinking I’ll borrow from my Circle Orboros techniques and paint him like a Tharn.  Everyone else will be getting the MSP flesh tones I’ve been using recently, but that’s a job for the weekend.  Tonight I’ll likely attack the single model flesh tones.

If anyone has any ideas for white winter wolf fur please speak up.  I’ve done white fur 3 times so far, and I’ve never been as happy with the results as I’d like and I do have the wolf, “Snow” to come.

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