Last time, I said I’d show how I painted the fur on the steampunk deer head. Remember that there is a tooled latex over the mâché which gives the illusion of fur, and with the addition of realistic painting, the deer mount itself begins to look quite convincing.
After basecoating everything, I went in and dry brushed white over the fur, then went back in with a light wash of brown to give the illusion of highlighted top fur.
After the brown fur is painted, the white areas are put in and the “natural” antler is doppled to look like natural horn.
Next post, I’ll show some of the steampunk accessories on the deer head as we get close to wrapping this project up…see you then!