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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)




3 responses »

  1. It looks amazing. Great job mate. The detail is brilliant and I admire your dedication with painting each strand. Why didn’t the dry brushing work well do you think?


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