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hello, i have a black primed regiment of zombies and want to start to paint them but dont know how. can anyone give me the correct colours to use for a typical zombie and some instuction on how to go by painting them. i would also appreciate some pictures to compare and to use as a vistual.
Unfortunately the models that I have painted up I don't have anymore or the pictures are too poor to illustrate much of anything. However here are some suggestions:
First and foremost there isn't a "right" way to paint zombies - but rather several methods that can be used to bring out interesting effects.
I would start out with a base of pale flesh for the skin. I have found pale flesh to be a good base for glazing on different colors as it is quite light. If you are going for a greener skin you may want to use a dead flesh color.
Now for the fun part. I would experiment with ink glazing to get some interesting tones to the flesh. You could use a very watered down purple, purple/brown mix, brown, blue, etc.
The key is to keep the ink watered down as you want only a faint color transition. If you want it darker it is easy enough to apply a few coats until you get the desired effect.
You can start to re-highlight by mixing in the pale flesh with a touch of the ink tone up to a final color highlight you are looking for.
Another intersting thing to try would be to go for a mottled look. maybe various areas are rotting faster than others or some areas are diseased. Mix it up for a nice grotesque look.
This should give you a start in making some interesting looking undead. Don't be afraid to experiment as this is how you will find some amazing ways to get your zombies to look cool.
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