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I am a fairly novice painter, and although I've picked up on painting my orks quite a bit, one problem still eludes me: Ork Eyes.
I know what they are supposed to look like, but I've had trouble actually replicating it. Part of the problem is that most guides (ESPECIALLY the stupid "Oh just throw on a few strokes for AWESOMENESS" GW painting articles. ) glaze over the eye part, or focus on more human-looking eyes. My main issue has been getting the Red ork eye to show up over the green that I paint the face and, even worse, not getting a bunch of red on the super low sloping forehead that some orks sport.
My main question is: Should I use alot of paint and just dab a bit onto the eye ball after painting (I've had luck with this on the more open Ork faces) with either a fine brush or toothpick, or use a small/normal amount of paint before/after I paint the face, then just cover up any red spill-over after?
Sorry if this is really basic, but it's bugging me!
I am verbose. Sorry.
Kargh's Wite Butz, Death Skullz Orks: W: 5, L:, 2 D:2; Silver-skull Necrons: 1W 1L,500 pt
Make sure that your paints are thin to begin with.. use the same steps as with human eyes, just remember that most orks are squinty little bastards... Use your chosen colors.. then clean up the brow line.
Paint the eyes once the face base coat is done. easy to clean any spill and you wont be getting paint onto the eyes later.
I use a few coats of paint on the skin. The darkest part surrounds the eye so their is really only the primer and one coat of green over the eye and then I paint it red and it turns out fine. Simply put don't cover the eyes with a lot of greens. If need be get a smaller brush and go around the face more carefully. the eyes are sunken in more compared to many other races faces so it makes not painting over them easier.
Repainting Orks not sure how many points yet
Warriors of Chaos shelved until further notice
I've tried many ways and found a toothpick to work best. Screw brushes! Dab on a dot with the toothpick and you're good. As mentioned, if you get any on the brow, paint over with the greenskin drybrush that you're using, or at least with the original green color. Waaagh!
I use a tiny brush I bought at the local craft store for $1. After i am completely done with the face, I carefully put a dot of red paint on each eye. I usually use mechrite red foundation paint with a little black mixed in. One coat is good because of the high pigment of the foundation paint. The eyes are so small that there isn't much room to do anything else. Clean up the eye lids and brows after.
Last edited by lhscouchmonster; June 20th, 2010 at 17:12.