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Hi all I have been painting for 7 years and painted about 5 complete armies in that time and painted a number of units from about another 5 armies and have suddenly released I have never had to paint human skin before.
I am about to buy a female elf blood bowl team and as I will only have about 12 models in the team I have decided to do each model to hero standard.
But as I have never had to paint realistic skin tones before a am a little concerned so I thought I would ask you guys for some advice on how do it. I am looking to give them very fair skin
Thanks in advance.
I paint skin thus:
Black undercoat (usually)
Dhneb Stone base coat ( leaving the mouth black if it's open)
Dwarf Flesh over the dhneb stone as a second base coat
Wash with Ogryn Flesh
Now I'm ready to go highlighting...I leave all the recesses with the ogryn flesh and I carefully build back up to dwarf flesh on the more raised parts. Once I have finished this, I add a little bleached bone into the dwarf mix and carry on highlighting.
Finally I get up to about a 50/50 dwarf flesh and bleached bone mix. This gave me the results below:
The key is to use very thin paints. I've developed as a painter hugely over recent times, and I have found a good way of doing a sort of crude blending technique is to water the paint down, then take off most of the paint on the brush. I guess this is a kind of feathering technique...
Anyway you have my recipe, you just need to experiment, take your time, thin your paints and don't overload your brush with paint :-)
i use a similar style but i only have the older GW flesh tones so its just dwarf flesh and elf flesh though the last thing i painted i used the ogryn flesh wash and it was as sexy as any other wash.
just as GLD1 said keep it thin keep it THIN, and i never realy noticed but i also dont load my brush as much, when you do it can really skrew things up.
good luck buddy
PS here is what i painted with the wash my spell singer(still WIP but skin only needs touch ups)
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