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Any good tips to highlight red, especially blood red, without it coming out pink?
Highlighting red with pink (adding white to red) is possible but quite difficult to do. Orange is much easier. Personally I`d recommend P3 Khador Red Highlight and then glazing the surface with red ink.
A great way to get a nice rich red is to start with a much darker base.
I use vallejo but the principles are the same.
I start with vallejo model color burnt cadmium red (basically a brown red). I then either ink the base coat with brown or purple ink depending on the overall tone I want.
Next I highlight with Gore Red, Scab red, and finally bloody red - Vallejo Game Color.
You could definitely highlight blood red with fiery orange.
This is what my reds turn out to look like up to bloody red (gw equivalent - blood red)
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I believe gareth had a great tutorial on painting red as well..... I liked it quite a lot. Check it out!
http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ad.php?t=98115 (Gareth's tutorial how i paint red)
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A nice alternative to hilighting with orange or white is to add dwarf/elf flesh instead. If you look at the front tips of the red SIAM HARN GW studio wave serpents I believe they have used flesh mixed with red to get that highlight.
Adding bleached bone to red can give a different effect to.
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You should never use white to lighten red.
The technique I use for painting red is as follows:
BC: Scab Red
HL1: Red Gore
Wash: Red Ink + Black Ink
HL2: Red Gore + Blood Red
HL3: Blood Red
HL4: Blood Red + Blazing Orange (3:1)
Glaze: Red Ink
You can see an example here: http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...d.php?t=101118 (WIP :: WH SoB)
Using white and orange to make the red lighter for highlights seems to work pretty well. You need a good mix, that way it isn't pink and it isn't orange, it is light red.
Thanks for the advice.;Y
I am about to begin painting my wave serpent and falcon. On my walkers I have used chaos black UC, mechranite red BC, magenta and chestnut ink wash, blood red several thin layers, this has been really effective. It was just the highlight I wanted to get right.