R e n o v a t i o n J o u r n a l
Chapter 5.4 ~ I n t o t h e W i l d
On Saturday June 6th, my friend brought me some stuff I ordered, among which was a set with boars and roebock (Merten 2414)
Today, I took some time in the afternoon and evening to paint the boar and roebucks, but not after I had thoroughly studied some pictures of both animals.
Wild boars are characterized by their tusks. A layer of lasur and dry white will follow...
Then there is the roe deer or roe buck.
The roebuck turned an orange-brown colour in which I mixed amaranth red.
The left one clearly shows the rump patch. It's a female, since antlers are missing.
Rump patches differ between the sexes, with the white rump patches heart-shaped on females and kidney-shaped on males.
Here they go, great and small...
The next morning (June 11th), I repainted the piglets with real yellow and brown stripes.
The six boars got there "grey snout" (a spot reaching from above their eyes to their snout) and a light topping of dry white on their fur
So many colours on such a 'small' animal.
If you didn't know better, you might imagine yourself on De Hoge Veluwe National Park.
Frits Osterthun © 26.7.2020
Last updater: 24.1.2023