I have never painted a wolf - and it was obviously a challenge! Luckily, I had a few reference books up my sleeve to help me on out :D!
|even by the covers you can see these artists have some amazing talent.|
|examples of the reference pages I used.|
|I took the starting from black idea from the "Painting Animals" reference book|
|now thats one ugly face this guys got hahah|
So yes youll see alot of ugly. As you can see above I started off with a rusty color on his nose and started blocking out the whites where they were most prominent.
|he looks obviously devious.|
|the furry fury continues|
|not so much of a black wolf any longer...though admittedly for another painting how awesome would a black wolf be??|
This all begins a good base for lines and movement. Even though not all of the colors will remain just this way, it was important to give the impression of the varying hues on the underside.
|now thats a bit more wolf like :P|
I am just beginning to add highlights onto the scruff of his neck now and filling out spotty colors on his shoulder blades.
|now. the 10% is in view. a very glary wolf.|
The last things I will be doing will be evening out the light on his moving arm a little bit, and adding a yellow glaze across the top of him to go along with the light source, which is quite strong behind him.
For my first wolf, I think this is looking pretty good!
I can tell its a wolf now wahaha!
Thats gotta count for something ;)
I hope you enjoyed this Painting with Planties, and lets see YOUR wolves in the future huh!