Sparklewulf of the Clan McSparklewulf (Custom Safari Ltd. White Wolf)

I had honorable intentions when I started painting this little guy, I really did… and then they fell prey to the lure of the shiny. Of course when you start with the idea of ‘I’m going to paint a purple wolf’ moving onto ‘I’m going to paint a purple SPARKLE wolf’ really isn’t that big of a step.

I still maintain he is awesome. *solemn nod*

Since this was a Home Herd wolf I didn’t bother removing the tummy mold markings or work too hard with the seam removal. You can’t really see them with the fur and lo, I was being lazy.

Beyond that he is a sparkly purple wolf (Safari Ltd. White Wolf 220029) painted in a homage to the generic grey wolf pattern. I just popped open a Google search for Gray Wolf and ran from there. (Ah internets, what would I do without you? …Probably hit up the library and checkout the wolf books. Old school research ftw. *grin*)

I used the Folk Art Purple as the base and for the watercolor-esque shading and the amethyst and dioxazine for the markings. There’s actually no black in this wolf at all– it’s all purple! ๐Ÿ™‚

I did faux-watercolor, dry brushing, and etching with Wulf. He was pretty much an excuse to try as many new techniques out on the fluffy surface as I could. I’d forgotten how much fun a truly muse-led paint job can be!

Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Dioxazine Purple), FolkArt (654 Metallic Amethyst, 411 Purple), Ceramcoat (Metallic 14k Gold)

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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