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I am looking for help on how to paint angels wings.. Kinda white and brown.
.any ideas please?
You didn't want patterns on the plummage?
The real easy way:
Basecoat with bestial brown or some other light brown you're happy with and then drybrush with white.
The slightly harder way:
Basecoat white then wash with a very watery brown get into all the cracks and details. Finally drybrush or highlight to bring back the white.
I personally would use a blue-grey instead of brown but I guess it depends on what the rest of the model looks like.
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to be honest mate, i have been down this route, and as general advice, whilst i can, IMHO, paint cometantly - see the avatar - I found that in the final effect, doing angels wings brown just dont look right, nowerdays i do them gray and white
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Indeed, It is always better to work up from a Blue gray to white as it gives them a more "Holy" look. If it is for an angel then that is.
Well, I guess brownishness would be more of a warm tone of color. So, first paint a dark brown color (Or start with light brown, your choice) and then mix in a bit if bleached bone/skull white (Depends how bright you want it) and paint the second layer. Leave a little bit of the first brown. Keep doing that for a few layers until you get nearly pure BB/SW. I've never tried it, I just have seen things using that.
The angel wings I see on Space Marine icons and stuff were painted with grey bottom (From the codex). First, they based it fortress grey, and layered it, much like above, with Skull White. I think that would look pretty good. It gives a cooler tone. I think shadow grey is a bit more bluish grey, if you like that.
Drybrushing may be the problem with brown based wings looking funny. I highly recommend leaving drybrushing only to highlighting concrete or other rough surfaces.
I have seen some good results with brown shadowed wings. As stated above leaving just a hint of the darker color below and gradually building it up to an ivory or off-white would make for a strong effect.
Also it really depends on the rest of the model. If you are using warm or earth colors then brown is ideal. If using neutral and cold colors then grey would probably be better.
Again - don't drybrush!
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