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I have some lizardmen figures that I have been wanting to paint and am not sure what colors I should paint them or how. I have kinda decided on yellow, and green (oregons colors).
I posted to ask where should I put each color on the model? (Saurus or otherwise.) Like green scales yellow skin (probably not) or lots of green with yellow belly.
I also wanted to ask how to paint good yellow? I have seen the post but wondered if there was some new information about it.
The main colors I am using are sunburst yellow and snot green and I have no idea what color/colors would work well with them, any ideas?
I do have an idea to either go from regal blue top to green to yellow underbelly. or if it will go together better go from green to yellow and use blue for the shields and such. I will also use blood red to pick things out.
This picture is from bluetable painting (I hope he doesn't mind I like his work) and I would like to have them kinda like this but have a stronger green and have it cover more of the model
Last edited by spikevash13; October 29th, 2006 at 22:11. Reason: for a bump
I would like some help on my paint scheme please. If anyone can give it?
My suggestion would be to E-Mail Blue Table Painting and ask them how they did their skinks. I'm sure they would be happy to tell you. Other than that, I don't know. I am not very good at painting but you could always you the Saurus Interactive Painter for some help. Just click it.
Hope this helps,
Last edited by Luminaru; October 29th, 2006 at 22:24. Reason: forgot [/color] :)
It depends on how you what the colors to look. I shod paint the skin green and the scales yellow. On my bahrroth (my avatar...) you can see that I have used really strong green and if you cheek out the gallery you can see how it look with the yellow.
Anyway I painted my green with a base of DA green then I put yellow in the mix and worked my way up to pure yellow. This took me about 10 layers. If you donâ€™t what as bright green then I shod not highlight as far as pure yellow, maybe just use a lighter shade of green (goblin green or something)
Now the yellow. Its important that you start with a bright basecoat. If you start from black you will have to first paint it brown and the paint a lots of thin layers of yellow to make it look good. I find it more easy to start with a white basecoat paint the yellow then use a wash.
You can use a brown or orange wash depending on how you what it to look. On my model I have used a orange wash. Then I started highlight the yellow by adding more and more white to the mix, until I got to pure white. Its a good thing to use pure white for the extreme highlights when you paint yellow because yellow is a bright color and it is hard to see the highlights.
Hope this help feel free to ask more if you like, I try to answer as good as I can.
Skinks are very colorful creatures. In my Lizardmen army I painted the skinks in groups of 12, each group having a unique scheme. The army looks great, sorry I dont have a digital camera at the moment. The current schemes I have for the skinks are;
- Orange with Black Scales (drybrushed gray), and crests are blended from red to yellow. Spines are bleached bone. This scheme is based on salamanders.
- Green with Yellow and Red scales.
- Black with gray and white scales. Gray Fins.
- Blue with Dark Blue Scales and Purple Stripes.
If you need a creative idea, just ask. Im full of... stuff.
My attempt to give you a nice scheme:
Skin: Sunburst Yellow (Base Colour), Bad Moon Yellow (Heavy Drybrush), Snakebite Leather (Light Drybrush), then Flesh Wash Ink.
Crest: Dark Angels Green (Base Colour), Snot Green (Heavy Drybrush), Scorpion Green (Light Drybrush), then Dark Green Ink Wash
Eyes and Other Highlights: Blood Red would contrast well
And everything else sensible colours, of course these are light colours, if you want to go a shade up try here: Warhammer Painting and Modeling Section.
Also the Interactive Painter would help, Doom posted the link for it above, or just ask the BlueTable painters.
This is how I'd do them.
Look no further than GW's method. If you paint them like this they'll look great:
Saurus: GW Online : Warhammer : Lizardmen : Getting Started With Lizardmen
Skinks: GW Online : Warhammer : Lizardmen : Getting Started With Lizardmen
Hope this helps you out,
Last edited by Hex; October 30th, 2006 at 18:54. Reason: Added Blue, IMO much better :)
"Well... that hurt" - Vampire Jon Skellan (Mannfred's right hand man) after being beaten up, falling down an underground waterfall and being impaled by a stalactite.
The green being used on these Skinks is a colder darker green not a bright green. I think it looks like dark angels green highlighted with vile green, does anybody know if GW still makes vile green? Anyway you can make something similar by mixing white with a little dark angels green.
The yellow is a kind of golden yellow and it may of been stained. I imagine a yellow ink applied after you have painted on the yellows you want will not shade it but make the paint work have a deeper look. Also if you want quick easy yellow highlights just quickly brush on some white and then paint over it with yellow. If you use a darker shade of yellow for starters you could even do this to form a kind of pattern.
I would like to thank you aLL for your help, and instead of painting them green with yellow bellies (If you knew me they would run away just because what a yellow belly means and I am quite unlucky). I will probably go green with yellow scales.
But again thanks all
hello again I was wondering what you thought of those lizardmen but reverse the green and yellow?