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Painting faces

Posted by Benno on 27 Dec 2007, 21:38

Here's a tutorial of how I paint faces on my figures. For this tutorial I used GW paints, and a figure with a black undercoat.

Step 1:
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Paint the face with Dark Flesh.

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Step 2:
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Paint the nose with Dwarf Flesh.

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Step 3:
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And then the upper lip with Dwarf Flesh too.

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Step 4:
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Mix 75% Skull White and 25% Blood Red to get a bright pink.

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Step 5:
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Paint the whole face with Dwarf Flesh except the chin.

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Step 6:
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When that's done, paint the chin with Dwarf Flesh.

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Step 7:
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Paint the ears Dwarf Flesh.

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Step 8:
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Finally, highlight the cheeks, the chin and nose with Elf Flesh.

Now the rest of the fig... :mrgreen:
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Posted by rpardo on 28 Dec 2007, 01:12

It seems very simple seeing your pictures but my pulse is not so firm!:oldman:
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Posted by Steve on 28 Dec 2007, 03:58

Can I suggest an alternative...

Firstly paint the face brown

Paint all the face except some of the lines around the eyes and mouth a mixture of the base brown and a dark flesh in a 50/50 mix

Use the original flesh colour to highlight as Benno suggests

Mix the base flesh colour with a little white for a final highlight
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Posted by Herbert on 28 Dec 2007, 15:24

hi benno,

thanks for posting this. it´s close to what i usually do, so it seems the biggest problem in getting the faces looking as good as yours sits at the other end of the brush. :oops:

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Posted by Kfresh on 29 Dec 2007, 05:15

Very nice paintings, the way you paint the face is also simillar to what I do.

BTW do any of you guys or gals paint eyes ??

I don't
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Posted by Steve on 29 Dec 2007, 08:55

I have never painted eyes too difficult to get right, fr to easy to get VERY wrong

Well I should say that when I say difficult, I mean with the ability I have :-D
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Posted by Benno on 29 Dec 2007, 14:28

Well I can paint eyes, but it isn't possible on every figure. Else I would have figures with eyes and whitout eyes, now I have one style for every figure I paint. It also takes a LOT of time and most of the times it doesn't give the figure anything 'extra'.

This way of painting faces is easy and the results look good so I stick with this. ;-)

Do you guys want to see anything else explained in a tutorial?
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Posted by Sean-Jacobyteminis on 28 Jan 2008, 02:28

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Posted by Martin on 06 Mar 2008, 23:32

Hi Benno,
I know how long it takes to paint a face like that: I saw you doing it.
When you paint alone standing figures you have to paint faces like that.
I am making a huge diorama with thousands of figures on it: so it's not neccesary for me to paint all faces. Only the ones on the edge will be painted better than the rest.
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Posted by Chasseur on 18 May 2009, 20:11

Benno.....thanks for posting this.....I will give it a try as it is different to what I do but I am always looking for ways to improve~!....Chass
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