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Allright, i bought my first box of speed freak orks and just finished assembleing them. Now i'm onto painting. Looking through the codex, it has a section on drybrushing them. I tried this on one of the left over arms and it looks kind of wierd.
Can any of you please tell me how drybrushing is done? The explanation is kind of vague. Or if any of you ork players has any specific details, i would love to hear them.
For Drybrushing you have to make sure there is barely any paint on the brush. The you just pass the brush over the are of choice, and the paint (being so light) will addhere to the raised areas rather than in the recesses. If theres too much paint on the brush it will just obscure details which defies the whole point of drybrushing. I usually lay a lighter layer overtop the drybrush to help give it more depth. A drybrush of goblin green followed by a mix of Goblin green and skull white (or equivalents, doesn't really matter) gives a nice tone to ork flesh in my opinion. However, I've seen it done in so many ways that it really doesn't matter.
Gargrimz Green Deff
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Ok, but howq do you go about getting such a small amount of paint on the brush?
Do you dab the brush very lightly into the paint, or do you dab it normally and squeeze the paint of the edge of the bottle? oe do you painty it off into the napkin?
Generally the best way to do it is to get some paint on the brush, then wipe most of it off. It may seem like a waste of paint, but generally speaking you aren't going to be putting that much on the brush, and it takes a long time to go through a pot.
Brush most of the paint off on a rag or napkin as you said and once it leaves a light residue on the surface brush it across the model, it will take some practice to get good at it, but once you're used to it it gives some good results.
Gargrimz Green Deff
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Drybrushing tends to yield a chalky uneven appearance. If you use a soft brush this will lessen this effect. Drybrushing is hell on your brushes though so if you are planning on using the same brush for detail work you will end up destroying it.
Sounds like you are new to painting - might I suggest you try layering? In practice it really isn't all that difficult at its basics. Basically put down a darker base coat - keep your paints thin, then apply a slightly lighter shade on the more raised surfaces - for instance the raised muscles on the ork arms, keep lightening the paint as far as you want to go with the highlighting.
Think in terms of a contour map on how the layering is left on the model. You apply less and less surface area as you move up in the highlights. If you keep your paints thin enough the layers should blend together pretty good. The more layers of highlights you use will also give it a smoother finish.
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i am one of the biggest fans of dry bushing and there are a few hints i can give you. use your finger to check if you have too much. put some paint on a brush that is dorta madd brisles wise. brush some off to check if you have enogh paint rub it on your finger it should not run into the space inbetween your prints it should be just on the top. ill try and upload some pics of drybrushing.
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