Painting flesh colour?
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Painting flesh colour?

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Soo was wondering how do you add detail to a flesh colour because if you at look at like my customs mockingbird and ms marvel there Is pretty much no detail , so I bought sone citadel elf flesh but what else might I need and how do I create shading ? Also howI do I make it look like actually part of the figure instead of paint layers . If you understand what I mean ? Ok thanks .

Posted by PJcustoms
on Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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Patraw -
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
An air brush would probably give the most realistic shading/gradation of flesh tones. I usually just slap a nutmeg brown wash on top of Caucasian flesh tones.
Darththomas -
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
These are the colours I use from Games workshop

Base coat = tanned flesh
Generous dry brush = Dwarf flesh
Less generous dry brush = Elf flesh
Even less generous dry brush = bleached bone

Just make sure you concentrated the lighter shades higher up on the mucscles you're shading and it's all good. Check out my Tri-Clops to see how it looks.
Incom -
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Jin's is great to take a look at, but Hemble made an excellent tutorial as well. Don't know if it's featured here at FR though.


EDIT: yes it is, it's called "Painting a head".
PJcustoms -
Saturday, June 25, 2011
ok thanks I've bought some more flesh co,ours and I'll have look through the tuttorials .
MetalAlchemist -
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Burnt sienna works really good when mixed with flesh color when you want to get darker shades/washes.
Automatauntaun -
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Yeah, his stuff rocks pretty hard.
RedRebelCustoms -
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Jin saotomes site has a pretty good tutorial on painting flesh!
Automatauntaun -
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
like pok said, but also I bought dwarf flesh and I use dwarf as a shadow tone. also so me times as a under tone. check out the juggy head in my wips. its a good example.
pock63 -
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
When I do shading on skin I usually mix brown with the original skin tone but I have also done drybrushing on skin(my jason blood figure) or I sometimes mix red instead of brown with the skin tone to get the desired effect. It really depends on what your shooting for.
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