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...On an Elf!
That's right folks, i don't want to see a light skinned elf in my wood elf army. I would prefer my soldiers to have my skin color (I am from Vietnamese descent), and i tend to get DARK when I'm out in the sun. I figured that Wood elves are out in the sun pretty much all the time, so I'm painting them dark.
Problem is, I have no idea where to begin. Everything I've tried simply does not work. I tried painting the skin on my spellsinger, but it failed and I stripped him (When doing metal models, use goof off. It literally gets the model ready for scrubbing in under a minute, but will DECIMATE plastic). So, seeing as you guys are much better painters than I am, i have come here for advice.
By the way, the color scheme i am using is blacks, whites, and light greys, just in case that might help.
Hmmmmmmm..... On an Elf you say? Hmmm....
I would perhaps go into mixes using lighter 'leather' browns. Such as snakebite leather. I'm not sure on what colours to use, but mix around with flesh colours and the browns and see if you come up with something cool.
Take a look at this article for some inspiration.
no, a bit lighter. Think kind of central American. I get confused with them alot.
That CMoN article is definately worth looking at. Very helpful.
For an asian-y skintone, I would probably start fairly dark (Scorched Brown is a good base), then (as Camel suggested) mix in 'yellowy' skintones or browns.
I'm thinking something like Snakebite Leather or Bronzed Flesh really here...
Finally, add in a bit of Bleached Bone for your final highlights, and Robert is your Mother's Brother.
As the saying goes...
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