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Well, I decided to start up a Dark Elves army and I need some suggestions for painting fleshtones. I want the skin to fairly pale, but I still want to achieve a realistic tone. Any advice would be great. Thanks!
This sounds odd, but give it a go, I promise it looks cool.
First, basecoat all the flesh with Dheneb Stone.
Then, give it a glaze of Leviathan Purple (this is one of the GW washes, simply add about 1 drop of water to every 2 drops of wash to get a glaze effect).
Then, wash with Ogryn Flesh.
Finally, highlight with a little Dheneb Stone.
This gives you a nice, cold, but realistic looking skin-tone, perfect for Dark Elves IMO.
I'm afraid I don't have any pics for you, though.
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My advice was going to be very similar to -T's. I basecoat in elf flesh then mix purple and greys into the flesh. It takes more time and practice to get the mixes looking right, but you have a bigger range of tones that you can create than by washing alone.
I always add purple to my flesh no matter what kind of skin im painting, youd be surprised how good it looks.
I (think) have seen what -T is describing, and it indeed works a charm.
Not sure about the recipe minus gave but the GW Vostroyans were given purple washes and then highlighted up, so that might give you a close approximation.
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Its not much help but one of my old threads has 3 women painted using a mix of purple into the flesh colour. Trouble is I used a very warm flesh colour (vallejo medium flesh) where as you will need to use a much lighter elfen colour to get the cold look your after.
You can see the three women here to see how the purple doesnt really show, they were all painted in just one colour, with purple added. highlights were done by adding bleached bone to the mix. http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...-pictures.html
Kinda off topic, but i have always wanted to see a DE army painted as drow, from D&D: Pitch black skin and snow white hair!
I think that would rule.
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