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Ok so no matter how hard i try to paint faces they allways come out blotchy(maybe i shoud stop drinking and painting :hmm: ). if your guys have any tips about painting faces to get the the shading and whatnot down plz do share.
painting faces is actually fairly simple once you get down to it. for my guard i start with scortched brown basecoat with a little black in it, then go to a scortched brown/dark flesh mix, about 3:1 mix on almost everything except the inside mouth and ears, after, i cover almost everything again with dark flesh leaving small bags under eyes and such, just so that the other colors are still visiable on the deep parts, then comes the hard part. take a 1:1 mix of dwarf flesh and elf flesh on all the raised parts, still a good covering but now your highlighting less, and less. then move on to straight elf flesh on the oother highlights. it helps to blend the whole face together. then put on a highlight of elf flesh/bleached bone on just the tips like ears, lips and just the highest point of face wrinkles, and viola! a beutiful face. the trick is to use thin paint and evry light brush strokes. Also, if the face is to bright put a very light wash of brown ink on the face to give a sun tanned look. Hope it helps...ill try posting pics of a finished version later.
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Nice post, Toast.
One thing that I would recommend if your faces are blotchy is watering your paint down. As Toast said, thin paint. But with faces, because the detail is usually quite fine, it is very easy for paint to flow into gaps and crevices in the face like eyelids, etc if it is fairly thin.
So when you are painting, after you dip your brush in, wipe most of the excess paint (because when it is thinner the brush will absorb and suck the paint up real quick)
This lets you control the paint flow a bit better. You can also use a thing called extender but I reckon the best idea would be to try what Toast and I have said because they give a really good finish if done well.
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if your finding it hard, try a base coat of dwarven flesh, then a wash of watered down chestnut ink, then (*optional* drybrush lightly dwarven flesh *optional*) then paint elf flesh onto the raised areas of the face, then mix elf flesh and skull white 3:1 and paint only the highest peaks of the face, nose, cheekbone etc.