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Is this particular red coat effect (shading) achieved with red ink? Or Magenta? I tried brown, as I was told that you should use a similar but darker color for inking, but mine did not look so good. I have a set of over 30 sisters that need shading on their coats and inking would make my life much easier than hand shading on all of them Of course, some highlights are there too, but the bulk of the work is inking... I think?
Thanks for the info!
This is not red ink ore brown ink. I guess he have highlighted from dark red. Up to blood red then a little bit of orange in the blood red on a few extreme highlight points.
Its possible he have used a wash, but its most highlights.
This red is not that hard to accomplish but you need to highlight.
One way is to use the red colors start with the darkest and go al the way up (I donâ€™t know al the names of them)
Or just mix blood red + black. Then ad more and more blood red for every layer until you have pure red. Then do the last with some orange.
edit: I cant say if he have a white or black basecoat. I use white but you can use black.
Last edited by Zentradi; January 10th, 2006 at 19:23.
I have achieved a very similar look to that red by first basing with Vallejo Model Color Burt Cadmium red, followed by a brown ink wash, first highlight of watered down burnt cadmium red, followed by red gore, and lightest highlights of bloody red.
It is quite possible that a brown ink wash was used. Purple ink will also create a darker base tone to your red.
Ok I might be wrong... still I believe the most of the work comes from highlights? Not the ink. I have got a red thatâ€™s looks like this dark red and I didnâ€™t use a ink, I just highlighted from dark red.
SmokWawelski to me it sounds like you are asking if there is a fast way to paint red using ink. I donâ€™t think there is, not if you what this deep red any way.
I shod go for highlight layering. If I wanted a really good result I shod keep the layers wet so the melt together.
Bye the way slorak, I love the coats for those chaos knights. They look really good I have to use brown ink to see if it looks any different then the last time I painted red. I cant really see the effect of the brown in the picture, probably looks more different in real.
Your Chaos Infantry is a good example of what I would like to get to. The banner however is much closer as I am working from a brighter base color. Splendid! I guess I will grab the red ink (it is good to have it anyways I guess) and experiment with mixing washes and highlights till I am happy with the results!
AndEng: The coats are uniform red now and the coverage is pretty OK, so most of the coloring work is done I guess. What I wanted is to achieve those deep-shade areas in the fold of the material. I was experimenting with darker reds, but this did not look as nice as examples above. I guess my blending sucks. Red Ink looked like a way to gather dark pools of ink in recessed areas and get "fluid" change from red to dark colors...
But I was not sure how a red ink will look on a red base color (Blood Red I think)?
Last edited by SmokWawelski; January 10th, 2006 at 22:12.
I actually used brown ink - not red ink. Another thing you can do is use testors dullcote after you are done as this will kill the shine off the ink and might make it smoother.
Basically what I did is put the base coat down. Applied an ink wash. Left the bottom most areas with the ink and then re-applied base color every where else. Applied first highlight going up to the top of the folds. Next leave some of the previous area showing and continue with the next higher color moving up to the top of the folds, etc. etc. until only the lightest color is at the top of the fold.
Just washed a test model in Chestnut Ink - the closest one I had to brown.
Can't wait to see the results
Brown will probably work better as it is darker. But hopefully you will get the look you are after.