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Hey guys, I really need your help. I started painting my Daemon Prince yesterday, and everything was going OK, until the skin. I tried doing Spacewolves Grey with a SKull White drybrush, but it look way to sloppy and unpainted against the darker Tin Bitza dn Glorious Gold Armour. I really need a good skin tone that looks suitably either evil, malnourished, or in some way daemonic. Anybody have any ideas?
i agree with crusade
choclate is only relevant in matter not thoery:some old wiped out bum
For otherworldly flesh tones you could apply various color ink washes depending on the tone you want.
I personally have found that mixing flesh and purple in give a very unhealthy palor that I have been using with my daemonic skins. However a watered down blue would be good as well. Maybe even a redish skintone.
Basically start with a base of pale flesh or very very light grey. Next mix purple and flesh ink about 50/50 and water it down. You really only want to glaze the figure. If needed add a second or 3rd coat depending on how dark you want it.
Next go back and pick out the high spots with pale flesh or grey. Look for areas such as the bridge of the nose, cheek bones, chin, forehead, etc. Just remember the less you water it down or the more layers you put on the darker it will get.
Here are a few examples:
Ooh, those look very nice. I might have to try it. Grey Purple, and Flesh Wash you say? Got all of those.
The ink color really doesn't matter too much it really depends on the look you are going for. If you want a slightly bruised/purple look mix the flesh and purple ink together and water it down. If you want a more purple tone just water down the purple ink.
When you apply your highlights if the inks are too bold you can water down a pale flesh or grey paint and do a thin transparent coat to knock down the vibrance a bit. then apply less watered down paint to the highlight points I mentioned before.
Another key here is that you don't want to drybrush. First off the surface is probably small enough where drybrushing won't add anything and 2nd you will get a much smoother look by simply brushing on the paint.
Oh, I thought you were talking about Purple, not purple ink. I don't have any of that. I'll experiment, althought the Red with Flesh Wash is starting to sound pretty good. Maybe Red Gore, Blood red Highlights, and Flesh Wash?
You can give it a try but inks are much more translucent and work better with glazing than paint does. If you can get to a GW store or for that matter any game store you should be able to pick up some ink.
Otherwise experiment with what you have and you may find a method that looks good and is easy to do.
Try a blue, purple yellow, green or really any non-flesh colored paint and hi-light them up to flesh tone, they should come out like Slorak's pics.