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Im having a hard time finding good articles. I have some firewarriors and I wanted to put some highlights on their cloth, black. Anyone know of some good materials?
On a black base coat, start by mixing in some codex grey and applying this to raised areas.
Gradually mix in more codex grey until you have about a 3:1 (grey:black) mix. "Layer" these successive coats onto the coat before it. Maybe about 2 or 3 layers.
When you get to the 3:1 mix, start mixing in Skull White for a few shades picking out more extreme raised edges. This may get to a rather light grey, but how far you go depends upon the colour you want and how extreme you want your highlighting to be.
For cloth more extreme higlighting often looks good
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Actually, GW has a decent guide to painting black. The basics and idea behind it is illustrated in their painting black templar guide:
Apply the similar concept to the cloth, just remember that the highlighted areas are the parts of the cloth closest to you(like the armor). The details on the pictures can be hard to see if your monitor isn't adjusted right, but the descriptions are pretty decent.
Hope this helps.
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To be honest that GW guide, isn't all that good. The first one is the better as it's properly highlighted but the rest.. "Hyper Realisim" "Painterly"wtf? Those are just bad techniques, I wouldn't touch them with a paint brush.
As for highlighting black, it is hard to get correctly - they either come out too hrash or too subtle; takes practice. CMON may have something there and/or the Painting Clinic but as with everything it's all about practice and there is no right or wrong way of doing it. I'd just get like scraps to try it on and try different ways/shades of grey etc until you find one that suits you.
I just did my chaos warriors with black cloaks yesterday Idid chaosblack then I layered on 1 part codex gray 5 parts black than after this i did a quick extremely light drybrushing of codex grey.
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After several tries I did the same thing and got some decent results. I'm wondering if I should have mixed in blue or red instead of grey tho.