How Do You Paint Animals Hair And Fur Colors?
Animals, like humans, are unique in the sense that no two are identical. The differences in hair, fur, texture and color is numerous. An animal’s fur color is rarely one tone. Shadows, reflections, and highlights all add to the variation in color. If you would like some ideas and guidelines for creating basic paint formulas for obtaining the correct fur colors, keep reading. Let’s start with what may be the trickiest color for fur; white. White fur is not pure white. You should always add other colors to the white. If you want a cool variation, add a touch of black to create a soft gray. If you desire a warm tone, add a small amount of burnt umber. As you work your layers, you will lighten this white. The very final layers may be pure white as highlights. Next, we will create brown fur tones. For browns, start with white and add red and burnt umber. Add more burnt umber for darker brown fur. Red fur, as on a fox or cat, would be created by starting with the brown mixture and adding cad