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I have now painted 12 Tau Fire Warriors...I started with spraying them black, then using vermin brown then vomit brown on the armor, while I kept the cloth/leather parts black. What I now wanna do is add some shadows and highlightning to them, but I don't know how. As for the shadows in folds on the cloth, should I use black ink or what?
I'm pretty new to painting miniatures
Will be pretty hard to add shadows on black
This guide might help, as I guess you are painting them the 'classic' way.
For the cloth, you could mix chaos black and Scorched brown and paint it on (I think they did it in the guide) and then highlight it with regular scorched brown and keep the dark in the folds.
For the highlights on the armour, you could mix vomit brown with bleached brown and use on the extreme edges, or you could simply use burbonic brown for a similar result.
EDIT: Welcomme to the forums btw! I like your name, might you be swedish?
Thanks, and I'm norwegian acctually
Meh, almost the same (ok, not really. But you get the deal ).
If you need any more help let us know.
But, when I highlight, do I only paint the edges and such on the armor...? Never done it before, so not sure exactly how highlightning works
And what is to drybrush?
Highlighting: You basicly paint the raised edges on a model, the places where light hits and it looks brighter. I would do as GW did in that guide and keep the highights on the edges of the armour and highlight the raised folds in the cloth as well.
Drybrushing: This is a easy method for quickly painting highlights and such. You take your brush (which is dry) and load the top with rather much paint (not to much!) and then wipes most of the paint of on a paper or towel or something. You will now have a brush with very little paint on and then gently brush it on the are you want to paint. It is also a great method do paint metalic areas.
Will highlightning make it look more metallic, then?
If you highlight with metallic paint on a standard paint (vomit brown in your case) it will look strange. Not sure what you meant there. I suggest a lighter paint than vomit brown for the highlights on the armour.
Then I can just lighten the Vomit Brown by mixing in some white...And should I drybrush it, or what?
Yes, that could work (only a little white then, and then try diffrent amounts of white). Drybrushing is up to you. I prefer standard highlightning, but some people do well enough with drybrush as well.