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I went for a hike today and I started to think about my WE army. As I was looking at the trees I began to notice that they really aren't brown as I was planning on painting my treemen. While they seem to have brown tones that stand out at a distance upclose they are mostly Greys. I currently live in Connecticut and think Athel Loren would probably have some of the same kind of trees. So I want to paint my treeman to match. Do you know how I can best paint them to have a subtle brown hint but still be primarily grayish.
I was thinking white primer.
Then base coat of fortress grey.
Then chesnut ink.
Then drybrush codex grey.
Please note that I am a terrible painter. Most of my models look like crap. So if I basic approach is flawed let me know. I also do not have the painting GW minatures book.
i think you'll need a lighter colour to drybrush over the codex grey or you will end up with a very flat finish- maybe mix some codex grey with a little white to get more of a contrast- but i think greys are a good colour for trees, personally when i painted treemen a few years ago (old woodies) i got hold of an illustrated book on different types of trees which was a big help
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Hmm.. looking in the new UK WD they have a small guide on painting different colours for dryads and treebased creatures. I will say it'll depend upon how far you are willing to go into the painting.
For what you say I would probably base the colour with a dark grey, may be codex or a codex/chaos black mix then drybrush patches of brown upon it. Followed by a lighter grey drybrush over most the model - attempting to leave the brown in patches.
I am unsure as I have never yet painted anything with a tree feeling to it but I'd guess that may work. All I can suggest is that you take some time and try different ways until you get the look you want.