Welcome to Librarium Online!
First timer poster so any assistance will be appreciated.
I would like some help in painting my trees.
I just primed my treeman and treekin black, and painted them scorched brown.
and now I need some suggestions. What ink, wash, highlights, and/or drybrushing techniques should I use?
Long time player, but just started caring about painting my models well.
Please be descriptive in what colors/techniques to use for scorched brown and such since I am new to this.
I just recently painted my Treeman and Treekin.
I also primered them black the base coated in scorched brown, I then painted Dark flesh generously onto the raised area, once that was dry, went over it with bestial brown (but not so generously). I found this effect looks nice, but it is quite dark still. You could continue to add even lighter colours, Layering works well on these models imo.
You could also consider doing the same method with some grey or bone/khaki for a lighter look.
I tried to mix up the colour of the sprites/lizards so from red, blue, purple, yellow and orange. I even did one on the treekin which was red with orange spots that i think looks really nice.
I washed down my Treeman with a watered down black inc and i washed my treekin with the new green wash (Its dark aswell still).
Here are some not so good pics of my treekin.
I can take one of my treeman tonight probably.
Id also be interested in how other people painted their Treefolk.
Last edited by ethsar46; June 30th, 2008 at 07:05.
i painted my treeman like this ( i think it turned out well )
black under coat,
a drybrush of grave yard earth,
a drybrush of sun burst yellow,
a high light of bleached bone
and a ink wash of delvien mud
i did the sprites in light colours ( green, orange,blue)
sorry for no pictures but i do not have a working camera
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The treeman looks good but I am not sure I understand your directions by which you accomplished your painting.
Painted onto the raised surfaces? Please be more descriptive in your instructions, it would be very helpful.
I am also currently working on a Treeman, there's a WiP thread in the painting projects section.
As for painting, mine started with Charadon Granite basecoat ALL OVER, and then a Scorched Brown wash on the entire model, both done with a tank brush. After that began the drybrushing.
Drybrushing is very effective on heavily textured models like the Tree-Kin and Treeman. Drybrushing is applying paint to your brush and then wiping practically all of it off the brush on some newspaper (hence the phrase "dry" brush), then brushing the model in a back-and-forth motion like you were dusting it. This means the brush only catches the raised areas of the model and applies the highlights quickly and easily, plus it looks great! They may come up faintly at first and if you want a more stark highlight just repeat the process.
i opted for a more gray-ish brown on mine, so the first drybrush layer on mine is adeptus battlegrey mixed with a bit of black. I concentrated the highlights by firstly lessening the black in the mix and build up above adeptus battlegrey by adding codex grey to it slowly. To bring out the face, it got a highlight just a bit lighter than the rest of the raised areas. (a touch of fortress grey, VERY FINELY applied)
My suggestion to you is experiment on some dryads first, as they are cheaper and you get more of them than you would Tree-Kin or Treemen. That way you don't have to make a whole extra investment on an extra model, instead "wasting" a single dryad out of a box of 12 (not bad, considering you use them in units of 8 or 9).
Hope all this helps you out, if you want further advice, my best mate is an amazing painter (he's the one motivating and teaching me to get better every time), I could get some other tips off him for you.
Can't write an encyclopedia on it unfortunately, since painting isn't exactly my specialty.
Anyways, I'd say just paint them like you would a tank. Hope that helps at all.
Basically i sprayed my Treeman black, Then basecoated it scorched brown with a basecoat brush (I did this with a basecoat brush so i could make sure the paint wasnt too thick).
Then I painted the raised (Raised parts of the Bark) areas with Dark Flesh (Dark Flesh blends very well with scorched brown). I did this by using a Detail Brush and holding it so that i actually painted with the side of the brush rather then the tip, this stops you from painting into the grooves and ruining shading.
I then repeat the same process with bestial brown. (You should be able to notice the bestial brown highlights in the pics, the dark flesh would be too hard to pick up from the pic though).
Basically it is a very simple process of blending. You could take it even further by adding snakebite leather, kommando khaki or bleached bone or even the grey colours.
Id like to note that the method I used it different to the standard drybrushing but achieves the same kind of effect. Mine really only requires 1 coat of said colour but takes alot more time since you need to be more careful with your brush since it will have more paint on it.
I also did the Flat Bark bits in kommando Khaki, the camera makes it look funny though.
I found dryads to be little different to the treekin and treemen as they dont tend to have such deep grooves in the models, but the same style does work. It also takes about 1/5th the time to do a dryad compared to the Treekin and Treeman.
Last edited by ethsar46; July 2nd, 2008 at 04:43.