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Hey guys, i have a Tyranid army and i people talking about feathering the carapace. what is feathering and can someone please post pics/tutorial? thanks guys!!
CoolMiniOrNot - Tyranid Hive Tyrant by gimiak
Extreme "Feathering" Usually it doesn't go as far along the carapace.
CoolMiniOrNot - "lost in warp" - tyranid gaunt by yogurt
Smaller mini but better example.
You basically use two brushes, one to apply a little bit of paint, the other is dy and used to 'pull' the paint in one direction, you basically stroke the paint upwards along the carapace so you get a transition from where it is bold and dense to where it fades and feathers out to another colour, or a different tone of the same colour.
The contrast can be stark depending on the base colour and secondary colour that is pulled on it, it can also be starker depending on how 'rough' you are with the paint, if you pull it in large, broader streaks like in the first pic MarxusTharin posted it makes bold, streaky feathers, if you are more delicate you can create more gentle, natural looking feathery blends that look a little more textural than coloured markings.
Hope that helps.
Fantasy: Wood Elves, Dark Elves, Beastmen and Tomb Kings.
LotR: Misty Mountains and Rohan
The standard bug marking is just a bunch of close together lines, followed by a bunch of other, not so close together lines in a brighter colour on top.
Best effect with 3 colours.
Use a light hand and pull from the bottom up, so that the tip of the line thins off.
use a piece of paper to practice on, you'll get the hang of it very quickly, it's not hard, all you need is a light hand and some colours that are coherent.
This video (Clicky!) gives a pretty good starting guide. I've been experimenting with this technique with limited success.