Even if you play Space Marines, we’ll need to know hot to paint skin tone.
We incorporated gifs to show you more details in motion. It’s experiment and our first try, so let us know what you think.
Today, I’ll show you recipe for basic skin tone. It can be modified to achieve different results, although it should fit on 90% of standard Human model.
Clean your brush, thin your paint and get to work. 🙂
- Vallejo Black Model Color
- Vallejo Air Mahogany
- Citadel Reiklad Flesh Shade
- Andrea Pinky Flesh
- Vallejo White Model Color
First step is fairly easy, put Andrea Pinky Flesh (or any other flesh tone) on whole surface. Try to achieve even color, but it doesn’t have to be perfect.
Use Reiklad Fleshtone to wash every skin part. You should aim at two even layers, after first layer you’ll to wait. Only after it’s completely dry put second layer of wash. If you haven’t used your wash in a while, stir it before using.
Often after putting wash, I really don’t know which part is which.
Blacklining make it easier to distinguish between skin part and everything else. I mixed Vallejo Mahogany and Vallejo Black and painted all edges between skin and other parts. I also completely covered small elements directly on the skin.
Step 4. First highlights:
Now it’s time to mark highlighted areas. Just use pure base color (skintone). Mark typical places like forehead, cheekbones, nose, chin etc. You can use Vallejo Mahogany to cover up any mistakes.
Step 5. More highlights:
Add white to the base color and paint areas marked in last step. Focus on the highest points and the edges. You should cover very small part of space, if you overdo it will look pale.
Step 6. Painting details:
In this case only remaining detail was her eyeballs. Which is pretty straightforward. Train to get them right the first time, covering mistakes is even harder. 🙂
That’s all folks! If you decide to follow this tutorial, please send me results at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about process, please let me know in comment section.