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I want to know hwo to paint the plaguebeaers skin. If you know how to do either the putrid green kind or the fleshy kind please let me know step by step how you do it. If you could tell me it would be grealty appreciated
I painted up several of the plague bearers in the coloration you are interested in. I basically started with a camo green for the base, added brown and green ink washes and highlighted up to a dead flesh or dead flesh mixed with bone white.
As for the flesh colored ones - I started with dwarf flesh and highlighted up to a pale flesh.
The key is using inks of various colors in strategic places to bring out interesting effects.
Here is a link to several that I have painted. The pictures aren't the best as they were taken quite some time ago with a much inferior camera to the one I currently use but you should get the idea as well as better descriptions as to what I did: Plague Bearers
Another really good method to use would be the same one I used for my Great Unclean one. If I do another group of plague bearers I will use this method of mottling the colors on each plague bearer to include green and fleash areas. I have a guide up on this site. You can find it here: Great Unclean One
Great! I ran into this website in my search and am glad you have helped me to do this. But I have a question. Are there colours in-between when you said highlight up to a certain colour?
Last edited by Lord_Archaon113; March 29th, 2005 at 21:23.
It has been awhile since I painted these but usually what I do is start with a base color (ie - camo green), then wash it with a brown or green ink, put the base color back on leaving just a hint of the ink in the recesses then start mixing in lighter colors - such as dead flesh to the base camo until I get to the lightest color.
base camo green
camo green/dead flesh 50/50 mix
camo green/dead flesh 25/75 mix
dead flesh/bone white 50/50 mix
Of course you could cut out some of the steps depending on the level of detail you are going for. Keep in mind the strategic use of other colors will blend things in better and add interesting details (such as splotches of purple, etc.)