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So I've decided I'm going to paint my shiny new dark elf supreme sorceress as a ginger. I don't care what dark elves are actually like, so don't give me any lip about that because I like gingers.
Anyway, brush control, blending, and technique aren't problems, but I don't have any experience (at all) painting exceptionally pale skin tones or orange-y colors of any sort. I'm looking for a somewhat vibrant orange (Irish with a tinge of Scot) and light skin with a (VERY) light pink hue. Any help on color choice (GW is what's available for the most part) would be helpful.
don't mock me, I have specific tastes.
The latest WD(Space Wolves edition) has two recipes. If you can find it, they describe it better than I can.
The one I liked better (not as orangey) went something like this:
Basecoat Vermin Brown, main coat blazing orange
Do a few washes of Ogryn Flesh and Gryphonne Sepia to darken it back down.
Highlight each hair with Dwarf Flesh
Final highlight (near the roots of the hair, but not along the length of the hair) is a 50/50 mix of Dwarf Flesh and Bleached Bone. EDIT: Finish with a glaze of Baal Red.
EDIT: Here's the other one, for a more "orangey" look:
Basecoat with Vermin Brown
Highlight with Blazing Orange
Final highlight with a 50/50 mix of Blazing Orange and Skull White.
Again, highlights get closer and closer to the roots, leaving darker color at the tips.
Don't forget the freckles, it is God's way of marking the accursed ones.
I'm more concerned about the skin to be honest. hair color, especially when bright, is pretty easy to play with, but skin tones are far too subtle to simple go wild on.