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ok this is the problem i have to paint dryads. now for the fall theme i have already decided painting the leaves green then 60-80% bubonic brown(yellowish) then scab red on the tips. but the basic colour will start out as graveyard earth. but i am wondering about the highlights do i drybrush? layer? ink? what is the best looking in the end?
Personally, I'd feather the colours from the leaf tips inwards, simply because leaves tend to die from the tip down towards the branch.
while inking and drybrushing will be quicker, I don't think the overall effect would look as natural or effective in the army.
Otherwise I'd have a play and see what looks best and suits my painting style, as well as the overall look of the army.
Seeing as fall is a time of drying up and eventual freezing, Id say drybrushing the dry parts, highligh/wash the yet to dry parts.
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I agree with the others, drybrushin' would work best. I also think you could perhaps make 1 dryad orange, another yellow and a few combined. Perhaps making a few dryads fully orange and others with only a small tip of orange on every leaf. This too suggest different aborial species amongst the dryads.
Edit: obviously i mean the making the leaves on the dryad orange, not the entire model. Only idiots like Jayz would misunderstand, but still.
Last edited by Zema; November 6th, 2008 at 16:41.
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great fall themed army as a whole.
p.s. I'm planning a similair army seems like people are getting tired of the greens
Don't forget to littler the ground with leaves.
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It seems like a great idea mate; you could get some spectacular dryads by painting them in autumn colours. Autumn coloured modeling leaves are definitely the way to go. You could use them to add to your bases or even stick them directly to the dryads to give an instant autumn effect.
Often it is a combination of inks and drybrushing that looks the best, but drybrushing alone for this kind of thing should work well.
Slightly more wet-looking mud and soggy ground is also appropriate for autumn, alongside puddles! Hope it helps buddy.