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Im just starting a new radical daemonhunters army and starting to paint up my new stormtroopers (kaskrin of course) im painting them with black armour and regal blue fatigues. i want to highlight the fatigues with enchanted blue but im retarted and keep screwing it up anyone got any helpful tips for a newbie who cant highlight??
what r u using to highlight?
Ice blue might work... Build up the highlight by mixin the two colours and end up with pure ice blue onn the edges.
sorry if i didnt make this clearer before but im a complete painting noobie. ive read guides and stuff but nothing is actually telling me HOW to highlight.
please explain if you can
Article written by, Wolfrader.
How to highlight
Drybrushing is the easiest method of highlighting any area with pronounced of deep detail, such as fur, hair, and chain mail. With caution and practice it can be used on smoother areas such as faces, hands, buckles and the like. Unlike drybrushing, highlighting is actually painting the areas you want to brighten. To highlight you need a fine brush point and a steady hand. Try bracing your elbows on the table, and, with one hand holding the miniature and the other holding the brush, use a couple of fingers to touch your two hands together. I usually hold the mini with two or three fingers and the others touch my painting hand. Itâ€™s hard to describe, but try out a few positions. So, back to highlighting. Itâ€™s done by taking a slightly lighter shade of the base and painting the raised areas lightly. Start with a shade only slightly lighter than the base, and paint 90% of the raised area. Then lighten the shade some more and paint about 50% of the area, only on the higher portions of the raised area. Finally, using the lightest shade of the base color, paint about 10% (the highest portion) of the raised area. Depending on your skill and patience, you can use one or more applications of highlight colors. What I just described is a three-layer highlight. When lightening the paint, try not to use white. Use a lighter color of the base color instead. It will look much better. You can add a little white for the final highlight color.
And a link that no newbie should be without.
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Using a search on this forum will also get you quite a few hits on the topic. Many members have contributed quite a bit of knowledge about highlighting. In fact there is another thread only about a dozen down from this with the exact same question. So unless we get a specific question about a highlight problem, I suggest we don't repeat ourselves with the same information again.