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Firstly apologies if this subject has been discussed before. The search function just does not seem to want to work for me the last coupe of days, and if you can direct me to any previous threads please do.
I am trying to achieve skin tone simliar to the one below (which I must make clear is not my painting, hats off to whom ever is the artist), but am having trouble with mixing up consistent tones. I normally work with GW paints but am open to suggestions.
I have tried so far working from chaos black undercoat, through 1:1, 1:2 and 1:3 mixtures with codex grey before a pure codex highlight. This seems ok for faces and hands but I struggle over large areas of flat bear skin like thighs and forearms.
Many thanks in advance
Never actually tried to paint black skin before. I am guessing it is for some kind of Drow?
I think I would do what you have done but go from a very dark blue or purple instead of actual black. As for large surfaces I guess its tricky because really the only lit areas will be reflections so it could end up very met looking. Try experimenting with really dark blues and purples to add depth over the large areas then build up the highlights like before, it may work out alright, hopefully.
Havent tried it,but i have a hunch:Necron abyss followed by cardon granite?Grey highlights?
Praise be to the Emperor!!
I've never tried it and don't have as much experience at painting as most of the people on here but without testing I'd say 40/60 codex grey/Liche purple and then add fortress grey for each highlight finishing with skull white?
I would say that unlike normal skin tones, this color skin would need lots of smaller layers rather than three or four layers of dramatically different shades.