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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Dire Wolves Diorama (5)

Cocteau Twins ‘In The Gold Dust Rush’ 


It took a fair while to finish this dire wolf – much longer than I thought it would do:


The most time-consuming part was the fur – drybrushing it didn’t work, so I ended up having to paint each strand of hair individually.



I had hoped to have this diorama finished before Christmas, but that’s unlikely to happen. Nevermind.




To elaborate on something mentioned in the previous post, I’ve purposely tried to keep this diorama as monochromatic as possible. It’s good to push yourself out of your comfort-zone, I think; and in this case, it meant moving away from exuberant colours which I tend to enjoy painting with these days, and keeping to a very restricted palette instead. I intend to make my next project colourful though.




Worth a gander:

Emperor’s Children Land-Raider (LesKouzes)

Making trees out of wire (AleatorBlog)

Interview with Street-Artist Louis Masai Michel (StreetArtParis)

Overview of getting the most from the always useful wet-palette (ArcanePaintworks)

Interesting Corpse-Cart conversion (RobHawkinsHobby)




Dire Wolves Diorama (4)

Siouxie & The Banshees ‘Fireworks’ 

I’ve finally finished the base for this, after some protracted tweaking – it still looks like it could do with being augmented a bit, but I’ll have to do that when the actual wolves have been added, if need be:




My natural painting style tended to by quite drab for long enough – so, several years ago, I made a conscious effort to change it; and use bolder, brighter colours. It’s been quite difficult to keep this monochromatic, really, but it’s close to how I want it to look.


Worth a look:

Colourful Nurgle warriors, by DiceAndBrush.

Some weird and wonderful Inquisitor conversions by EternalHunt.

Interesting discussion (and comments) about the whys and wherefores of offensive themes in art and miniatures, by ChestOfColors.

EarthPrints, by Boston Globe’s BigPicture.

An interview with the painter Adrian Walters, on LegionOfTheCow.