The Squirrel Chaser
Here’s another quick update of the Howler and the Squirrel Chaser underway. Both still require work to get all the colours that I’m looking for included in their coats. Again, my method is to use a base coat of a cream colour with washes of the darker colour over top.
Washes of acrylic paint create a really nice effect…almost a depth of varying colour rather than just a single, solid colour. I also like the washes for the fact that it keeps the edge of the darker colour coats varying in darkness so that you never end up with a solid transition from the cream colour to the darker browns and black.
So far, each of the dogs has about six or seven washes applied with some hair-dryer work in between. I’m really enjoying the way that they are coming to life.