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So I started painting my DE models, and was wondering what sort of things people are doing for the flesh tones. For my Eldar and IG I tend to just do Elf Flesh with a wash of Devlan Mud, but DE have very pale skin, so I want to try something a little different (already experimenting with color mixing and gray primer instead of black, so why not throw in something else?). Thanks!
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Try white paint with various washes. Then do a little detail work. The blue wash makes them look a little dead. The black is ok. I guess just play with it till it looks good.
I'm using Tallarn Flesh as my base. First I go with Tallarn Flesh and devlan mud. Then I go with another layer of Tallarn Flesh, after which I mix it with skull white for two layers of highlights. I think this works quite well. The contrast is quite large, which is a good thing, as I don't have that much contrast on the armor. It also looks quite natural, and rather pale.
I've tried using different mixes of grey for other models, but it doesn't look all that good IMO. I think it's always a good idea to actually start off with a flesh color and mix your way from there, preferably with skull white or maybe bleached bone.
"I have seen you humans, trying to forge an Empire in the name of a corpse"
Rotting Flesh, thinned blue (or green) wash, mid coat of mixed rotting flesh with some elf flesh added to inject some warmth (and make them look less dead), then add a little skull white into that mix for the highlights.
Try it - it might work.
Try basecoating with dheneb stone and a thin wash of gryphonne sepia. Highlight using elf flesh.
My typical order
spraypaint with chaos black
foundation- tallarn flesh
colour paints - elf flesh with bleached bone highlights
washes- depending on desired outcome devlan mudd or ogryn flesh