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I used my cameraphone, so the quality might not reveal what I'm talking about, but it's there. The problem seems to be the dryness and the surface gets really rough/clump-like (does clump-like make sense? :/ ).
I think I started with dark flesh, elf flesh and devlan mud, then elf flesh again and elf flesh mixed with skull white to finish the job, Is this way off or is it my skills that betray me?
By the way, this is supposed to be a Slaanesh theme. What do you think? Pale skin, pink and purple although subtle.
It looks OK but I think your problem is being caused by you not having watered down the paints enough.
Ok. I'll try on the next horseman. I've just avoided it because the paint seems so thin. I guess you more experienced painters use patience and a lot of layers?
Yep, pretty much. Also, you'd be surprised at how much the paint retains its opacity when you water it down. If you're working through colours properly you often don't have to use more than one or 2 layers per colour as long as you don't water it down too much. There's a balance to be found for everyone though, its just a case of finding what yours is.
Even paints that are thin (as in don't cover well, not thickness of paint) benefit from being watered down. Your choice of colors seems pretty good to me, although I'd probably add a later of Dark Flesh mixed with Elf Flesh and then have the last highlight be pure Elf Flesh (I'd skip the white). You may also want to try Ogryn Flesh as your wash instead of Devlan Mud but again, that's all personal taste.
The Dark Flesh should give you a good coverage for your base coat without too much trouble, and then a few layers on top of that and you'll be all set! Just like you said, patience and layers are the keys.
Give it a whirl and then show us how it worked out!