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    Any tips on how 2 paint eyes? / Faces?

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    Originally posted by lukemax@Feb 4 2005, 11:33
    Any tips on how 2 paint eyes? / Faces?

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    Luke
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    Well, there are generally 2 schools of thought on how to paint eyes:

    1) Paint the whole eye white and thin paint a little black dot with either a fine tipped brush or an art pen

    2) Paint the whole eye black and then paint the edges white until you have a good sized iris

    I personally prefer the first method, but it takes a steadier hand and patience ( I use a brush, but there is no shame in a good art pen)

    As for faces, pick a color and then paint the base coat. I generally will then ink wash with watered- down brown ink, then highlight with the base color, then gradually lighter shades (with less paint each time)
    1) For WHITE faces: Bronzed flesh, brown wash, bronzed flesh, elf flesh, skull white
    2) For BLACK faces: Scorched brown, brown wash, scorched brown, bestial brown, bubonic brown



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    Guide on how to paint faces and eyes here: http://www.battlebarge.com/warhammer40k/painting/face/.
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    I am sure you will find that there are several ways to paint eyes. The way I do it is I start by painting the whole face a base flesh color, darklining the eges of the eye with a brown ink, painting the whole eye area in an ivory, then taking a black line across the eye where I want the pupil. If need be I touch up as needed (wether it be adding a drop of ivory if too much of the eye is pupil, re-darklining, etc.)

    As for skin - it really depends on what shade you are looking for as well as the condition. Usually I would suggest starting with a mid range flesh color for what you are looking for and then inking the area with a flesh wash or a complimentary color for what you are aiming at. Then start highlighting until you reach a desired look. Remember that the forehead, nose, upper lip, chin, and raised cheek area will be slightly lighter in terms of highlighting. Also when painting lips it is suggested you only paint the upper lip. If you paint the lower lip it tends to make the figure look like its wearing lipstick. Also anothe suggestion would be to blend in a bit of the base flesh color to the color you use for the lips to help blend it in better.

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