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This is my first time painting orks, and only my second time painting an army at all. I am, however, prepared to spend a long time painting the army if the end result is pretty. What I'm looking for is input here on how I've painted ork skin, eyes and teeth. The following pictures are of unfinished ork boyz. The armor plates and such are a bit messy and green, but that's because I haven't gotten to them yet. The first things I on each model are the basecoats on the skin and metal, and then finish off the skin, eyes and teeth before going back for the rest. You can probably guess the clan I'm going for by the one mostly-finished one.
Yes, I realize there are a few tiny glitches around a few teeth that the camera shows more than the naked eye, I'll be going back and fixing those. I also realize that I'm using the under-portion of the eye for the eyeball itself, but I actually like that better. It lends the orks a more insane look to me and really pops. I also plan to kill the shine with some Testor's before I table these, but the idea of 'sweaty' orks is kind of appealing, too.
Aside from that, any comments? My skin-painting technique is:
1. Undercoat Black
2. Basecoat Dark Angels Green
3. Wetbrush Snot Green
4. Heavy Drybrush Scorpion Green
5. Wash of Dark Green Ink straight from the pot
6. Drybrush Scorpion Green
7. Job's a good 'un!
Last edited by Psionyx; April 15th, 2008 at 20:35. Reason: Resized pictures.
Looking good. I once painted an army of FB Orcs. From that i know how important it is to ink in the receses, which you seem to have made a grand job of. Maybe a very extreme highlight on some of the higher areas of skin, and its pretty much perfect. But yeah, something to take some of the shiny-ness of.
Look forward to seeing more pictures.
I think the green looks really bold. If you keep the bold colors through the whole model I think it will look really good. However, if the rest of the colors aren't as bold I think it could look a little cartoony. The one blue helmet looks really good, so I assume you're going the way of bold colors all around.
DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA!
Looks nice, man orks are a wicked army, fun to paint and convert and just plain hilarious all through.
The paints look real nice it has a bit of a dark look to it which I like, unless thats simply the photo being taken, either way I like it.