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Hey! I'm painting a black coach and i wann know what kinda colours you would use to highlight black, i haven't done it before. Would you use like shadow grey or codex grey or do you just add a bit of Skull White to your Chaos Black etc. etc. any ideas or pics of what you've done would be awesome.
P.S. Same goes for black knights, i want them to be wearing black but again how do i highlight it.
It doesn't have to be grey.
You could use Scab Red or Warlock Purple because when used in small amounts the overall look is black but you still notice the highlights.
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Black is commonally held as being difficult to highlight, usually the way it is done is adding a small ammount of code grey into the chaos black base coat. Thing with black is that using pure grey tends to make it look too sharp and can often ruin the look - making the black look grey. Use small amounts of grey and black and increase slightly until you are satisfiyed with the look.
One think you can do is cheat, or at least think of black differently. I don't think anything that I own is really black; it's a very dark grey except in the deepest shadows. So think of painting your models a dark grey. I use Vallejo Dark Grey, but you could mix your own using GW paints. Use black as shading, and then highlight up carefully. I don't know if this is any different in technique or outcome than what other people do, but I find that it's easier to understand what I'm doing when I think about it this way.
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of course the other alternative is to paint it black and varnish it with gloss varnish, allowing the light to do its own work
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I actually find highlights on black easier to do, because I am not tempted to use ink (which I have no good control over yet), so I just do a lot of blending with gray and it comes out OK...