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Hi, I'm new to these forums. Anyways, I really love the red in scorched brown and want to paint my army using it as the base color. The only thing is that it ends up looking like plain ol' boring brown for me. What's the best way to bring out the red in the paint, and what are some good colors to highlight/shadow it, and keep the red at the same time. Help greatly appreciated.
Well u could put some scarab red under the Scorched brown. That way you have that hint of red showing through. Another way that is not practiced by most is. Mix the paint with a little red ink shhh.... dont tell i told u that.
Other than undercoating and using ink is the option of mixing the scorched brown with terracota to give it a rich earthy red look.
Hmm.. I don't really want another red, I want the red that's in Scorched Brown. I guess I'll have to do some mixing to get something that will work with it.
First off, welcome to the forums!
Now onto the post...
Try using Dark Flesh as a highlight, it is still pretty brown, but has a definite reddish tinge to it.
Giving it a wash of red ink might well help, but it may make it too red.
Otherwise, experiment around with mixing and try out a lot of things, see what works :yes:
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Well it wont be another red, it will be the combination of the two colors. The only way to bring a color out is by putting it on top of different things.
I wish I had a mini to show u but i dont have a camera or a mini with these specific colors.
Personally I hear you about not wanting another red color thrown in. So u have to mix in the ink like i said (just as u would water) and go for it. I experiment with colors all the time sometimes it works some times it doesn't. Also try it ontop of plain white to lighten it up that should help.
Thanks guys, I'll try these out and see what works best.