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i'm currently very anxious to start painting some goblin wolf riders but i have absolutely no idea how to actually paint them
i have a chaos black undercoat and i started with a thourough drybrush with fortress grey, but it looks a bit euhm... too 'shiny' and light, not as dark as i wanted.
How do you guys paint wolves and wich colours or colour schemes do you use?
Basecoat with 2/3 fortress grey 1/3 black over black primer. Drybrush Fortress grey overtop (make sure your technique is correct and don't use too much!). Drybrush 1/2 Fortress grey 1/2 white for highlights.
The reason your wolves look too bright is because you drybrushed over black and drybrushed too heavily to compensate. You need the basecoat there first.
I agree mostly with Supraboytt, but I don't think that you must have a basecoat. Using a darker shade and getting lighter works well. To five an example, not wolves but bases, with my Scions of Ra I used a Scorched Brown base (but only because I undercoated in white) and then instead of using a light colour straight away I used various shades of brown ultimately getting lighter.
You can use a base coat, and it is generally a good idea, but you could also start with dry brushing them with a mix of codex grey and chaos black, then pure codex grey, then a mix of codex grey and fortress grey, then pure fortress grey and highlight with a light layer of fortress grey and skull white.
That is how I'd go about it anyway. =)
i'm not so much troubled with the fur itself since i can handle that
but more about the non-fury parts like the nose (not the tip of the nose, but the actual nose) and the legs.
In wich colour do i do those? in the dark base color? or the more lighter drybrush colours?
Hm, I would look at pictures of actual wolves and see how it would look naturally. I think the fur either fades into a light shade or deepens as it gets to these locations. I would, personally, use a layering technique to slowly blend that shade or even with a dry brush it might be possible. Start with a dark colour heading towards the already done section then slowly add a lighter shade before it all meets and hopefully blends together.
I hope that made sense/helped.
Often when painting furry animals the results are displeasing because furry animals are often far more complicated in how thier fur actually looks. Fur is excellent for camoflage, that's one of the reasons why many animals have it and one of the reasons we have body hair, though why men get more than women is a mystery?
An example from my own painting is that several years ago I tried to paint an Eldar Warwalker with a tiger stripe pattern (not even actual fur). I painted it with orange and black stripes and it looked awful. The reason for this is that tigers have a significant amount of white on thier fur. I later added white and it looked better.
One of the best things to do is to look for real life images of wolves, as Kuffy said. Also consider using some of the shades of paint you have on only select parts of the model. For example you could use some lighter grey on the feet and muzzle only. You would'nt need to use much, just a little to give a subtle effect. Because fur is used for camoflage you will find many of the differences in it's colour tone and shade are very subtle.
Using slightly lighter on the underside of them would be good too. This will make them more real and it has the added bonus that lighter colours reflect light and so the lighter paint down there will help to very slightly light up your model from below. One thing I would say is needed to paint wolves well is to make sure you do use different tones here and there on the fur.
Even a god painter type will still get only an average result using one colour all over. This includes black. Black wolves can be given a little grey on the muzzle etc, this will make them far more realistic. I remember this from painting some black Dire wolves for a friend once.
it would be usefull if there was somekind of step-by-step painting guide for goblin wolf riders
There has been some good advice mettled out here and it's worth following. I also attach the following links from Black Gobo that are worth a look:
Warhammer - Lustria
Warhammer - Orcs & Goblins
Goblin on Squig
Warhammer - Orcs & Goblins
I don't think there is a specific tutorial out there other than a tutorial on painting fur (such as a fur cloak). What you're looking at is an undercoated object, with opverbrushing of the main colour then highlighted with a drybrushing technique (overbrushing and dry brushing work well on fur).
these links should proovide some idea as to how, and you can improvise from there. But if it was handed to you on a plate, it would take the fun out of painting
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