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I've always been to scared to tackle Demonettes. all that blending oh my!
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AGLOCO - Earn money by browsing the internet!Originally Posted by Krevzi and Me
I think that an ink wash onto Daemonettes being drybrushed up would be very messy in the end. I have always found when painting pale or smooth flesh of any kind it takes time, there really aren't any easy ways to cut corners. If you think your end result is messy try some tattoos on them. A few carefully made swirls or chaos symbols will cover mistakes easily.
The claws I suggest you use a colour you like. The GW ones seem to use a dark purple. On these you could drybrush because it will make tham look like they are made of a different substance from the rest of the body which is softer. A way to blend them is to use a lighter watered down shade of the claws themselves. Use a detail brush and if you think it is messy then make spectacle from the mess. This lighter shade could blend into the rest of the flesh as veins flowing with evil demon blood.
The face will be harder. I suggest that you paint the eyes black. Then you can put a tiny amount of white over the eye and paint it the colour of your choosing, such as a demonic green or whatever takes your fancy. This attention to the face will certainly leave a mess on the face. You should paint the skin on the face after you do the details. White, if you choose white, will be easy to paint around a finished eye. Painting the eye after the white is done will be hard without making mistakes.
Other areas like tha mouth I suggest red gore for a kind of lustful/slut-demon look. An ink wash on the claws or spiky hair could also be good.
Hope this helps out.
As has been mentioned but so many others full body flesh tones are time consuming and tricky. There is no way around it but I find the result highly rewarding.
This is cheating but if you paint them an unusual colour for flaws will less likely be noticed.
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Hey, I agree with everything so far, just don't forget about varnishing! I'd recommend one or two coats of gloss varnish to finish them off. Try white eyes with a blueish-white skin colour, I've seen some painted like that, look deadly.
Last edited by Evol Intent; December 3rd, 2006 at 22:07.
Leech definitely has the right idea. As far as base coat i don't know if it honestly matters. I would start w/ a Shadow Grey or another tint of blue (maybe regal). From there it's all about mixing paints and slowly working your way into thinner & thinner coats. The crevaces will be the nice blue colour which will fade into highest points being straight Skull White. It will take lots of layers to do this, probably bout 8 - 10.
Eyes i'd do Yellow, i dunno, something about Yellow eyes are just...demonic to me (plus if you leave them white people just think you got too lazy to paint a pupil or whatever)
That's my two cents - hope it helps.
I always start with a base of space wolves mixed with a small amount of shadow grey then just layer up tospace wolves and white mix. It might seem really time consuming and long but really I find painting the form of the body to be the most fascinating and enjoyable prodject Ive ever worked on.
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As it so happens, I will shortly be painting up about twenty-four Daemonettes and ten Mounted Daemonettes on Steeds of Slaanesh.
One of the reasons I have been slow to approach them is that I wanted to find a colour scheme and painting method that would do them justice.
I want to get a certain 'cuteness' to them, along with a razor-edged lethality - while also indicating that they are on the fringes of our reality and might flicker out at any second.
Anyway I think I have figured that out now, although just finding the time to do the actual painting will be tricky in the next few months. I want to get them done for the LO/#Fun Meetup in July.
Watch this space...
Last edited by Hard A**; January 21st, 2007 at 18:14.
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