Hey Guys, I have decided to redo my orks after extreme displeasure over their apperance, and I can't decide between these two. Either, light and cartoony-esque classic look,
or realistic, dark look
Games Workshop Imagery
I can't choose, and I love both looks! What should I do?
I just didnt like them, and my digital camera is crap and the only good one is with my sister at college, so don't expect pics any time soon. Sorry.Just curious...what did your Orks look like before? Were they really that bad or did you just not like the look of them?
I'm curious to see some pics if you don't mind.
I am definatly doing the armor dark, so it makes sense to have the skin light so it compliments the armor. Also, what is your paint scheme? Mine used to be snot green and drybrushed goblin green. I found it made them look too......chalky (I think thats the right word).I prefer the light green 'cartoony' paint scheme, mainly because it goes better with dark colors.
Basically, I'd suggest the color that's going to stand out more against their armor and weapons. If you were planning to paint their armor a bright color, then I'd go dark and realistic for their skin.
Personally, I like dark armor, so bright green skin looks better. I started with a base coat of black paint, then I painted on catachan green, and on top of that I dry brushed snot green on. It came out pretty well overall.
You can also paint it snot green directly and then use a dark ink on their skin. That works too.
Black wash? Wouldn't Thraka green be a better? I forgot to add that I do a heavy coat of Thraka Green over the snot green before the drybrushing. Do you use a light green as a basecoat? I thought you would use a dark green, then a light green over top?Painting dark green directly is probably a bad idea. I'd paint it light green, then if you want them to be darker, try a light coat of black ink over them, after the green paint has dried. It's great for darkening the color slightly, and adding some shadowing to their skin.
If they look chalky, I'd definitely try some ink, or dry brushing a slightly darker green on top of them.
Here's what I do:Black wash? Wouldn't Thraka green be a better? I forgot to add that I do a heavy coat of Thraka Green over the snot green before the drybrushing. Do you use a light green as a basecoat? I thought you would use a dark green, then a light green over top?
Neat, got any pictures?Here's what I do:
1. Prime the entire model chaos black
2. Paint the skin Catachan Green
3. Paint a thin layer (just a little bit more paint than dry brushing) of snot green or goblin green on top of that
4. If necessary, use a little blackwash to give the model more detail. This step might not be necessary, depending on how the previous step went.
The result is a slightly bright 'alienish' green that I like. ^_^
I was just going to suggest this. I'm painting my first miniature at the moment (Yeah!) and I was a little torn as well. I decided to follow some GW tutorial's on "traditional" ways to paint my orks as well as explore other skin tones too. Incidentally, I've enjoyed painting my experimental "realistic" ork so much I'm going to finish him before I even get past base coating on the cartoony one!I have mostly been experimenting at the moment with some unfinished orks just to get ideas...
Very good work he's done! He's now making my mind break trying to pick between red and black armor!I'd lean towards the cartoony side of things. 40K Orks are very two dimensional after all. Just look at Gork and Mork. One is brutal and kunnin' the other is kunnin' and brutal.
I've seen some extreamly well executed real or hyper real orks but some how they don't feel right to me.
Take a look at this guys work -
CoolMiniOrNot - Sukigod's Gallery, Page 1
to me he hits the balance about right.
I use black washes myself and really enjoy the way it makes the boyz look, which is dirty.Black wash? Wouldn't Thraka green be a better? I forgot to add that I do a heavy coat of Thraka Green over the snot green before the drybrushing. Do you use a light green as a basecoat? I thought you would use a dark green, then a light green over top?
and btw, maybe the reason my orks were so bad was that I had no idea how to highlight.... ah well, if you have any tutorials that could help me with painting my orks, that would be great!