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The aim of this thread is to collect ways to paint nearly every colour we can in multiple ways for these painter levels:
As you could tell each level is harder and takes more experience. So give us your recipes and I'll add them to the first post. If you could please post a final picture of the result from that recipe. I know some of you experienced painters *looks at Kuffy and Minus -t8 have some great ways to paint certain colours so share them and let the painting joy flow.
black and blood red = scarb red
blood red + white = some form of pink?
iam pritty sure if you took art class you can do a whole friggen list.. but i suppose its a good idea.
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Do you mean mixing paints to make new colours, or just ways of painting/highlighting/drybrushing etc?
I've never mixed a paint in my life, but a decent beginner way of making your black not look like its come straight from the can is to wash it all over with a black ink. Gives it a sort of clean shine which looks good on armour.
Black ink is good to make anything you want look a bit dirtier too. I have some berzerkers undercoated white, based in red gore then washed with black ink. Makes them look kinda burnt.
Is that what you mean?
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Remember it's easier to darken a colour than it is to lighten a colour. The white doesn't do the job very well, you need to start off with light colours and add black/darker versions of the colour (staying within a single colour also seems to cause better results.
Everyone should own the following when painting:
Paper Towels (drying the brush)
Dixie Cups (extremely cheap way to mix paints, and don't just make a ton of one colour at one time)
Pipettes (tiny versions of turkey basters, these are wat you use to measure out paint and water)
Plastic Cups (for water and cleaning brushes, dixie cups are too small for this)
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Basic Caucasian Flesh,
1. Star with Tallarn flesh applied over the entire desired area
2. Next, Apply Bronzed flesh over the desired area being careful not to paint the recessed regions such as around the nose, the eye sockets and between fingers.
3. Finally, Apply thin lines of Elf Flesh on Raised areas such as eyebrows, the nose, around the mouth.
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If you want to paint your Orks real nice (like I want to do) you could paint the skin like this:
Green/Yellowy Ork Skin
1. Orkhide Shade
2. Dark Angels Green
3. 50/50 DA Green/Camo Green
3. (!) Goblin Green
4. Camo Green
5. 50/50 Camo Green/Sunburst Yellow
You can choose which step 3 you wan to use
(picture coming soon)
1. Boltgun Metal
2. Black Wash
3. Multiple Dark Flesh washes
4. Stipple Blazing Orange
5. Drybrush Chainmail
5. (!)Drybrush Boltgun Metal
That's it for now...
OK, now, this one I'm not so sold on Pickle.
I can see what you're trying to do, but I genuinely don't have the time to write down every single paint 'recipe' I've ever come up with (come to think of it, I suspect most people don't!)...
However, in the spirit of helping, of anyone has any specific colours/textures/techniques they want a hand with, post up, and I will happily share my thoughts on how you would do it!
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Unless you want a pinkish pastel colour, lighten red with yellow (or orange) instead of white.
Similar for green.
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