Friday, 1 June 2012

Video - Learning to paint: Galadhrim (Advanced)

This is a continuation of my previous post on how to paint a Galadhrim warrior which can be found here so if you want to paint your miniature the same way as I have then you'll need to follow that guide first. Enjoy!

If you prefer watching than reading then watch this:

Step 1
Wash the cloak with a black wash like Badab Black or Nuln Oil, I used the former.

Step 2
Wash the hair and skin with a 1:1 mix of Gryphonne Sepia and Devlin Mud.

Step 3
Repaint the raise areas of the cloak with the colour you initially painted it with. This will create a contrast between the areas which would be light and shadow if the model were scaled up.

Step 4
Mix a little paint of a much brighter tone (the highlight colour or layer) to the original cloak colour and apply to more prominent areas of the cloak to increase the contrast between light and dark. For example I used a dark green as my basecoat and added in Goblin Green.

Step 5
Repeat Step 4 adding in a little more of the highlight colour.

Step 6
Highlight the hair with bleached bone. I like to add a tiny bit of a metallic yellow, like Burnished Gold, to the Bleached Bone to achieve a shiny hair colour resembling Galadriel but this is not for everone particularly if you want to paint weathered battle hardened warriors.

Step 7
Highlight the face with Tallarn Flesh with a small amount of white mixed in, this will give the perfect pastey elfish complexion.

Step 8
Highlight the leather straps and wood with a light brown, Bestial Brown works well.

Step 9
Base the miniature. Basing really brings a miniature together and makes it look finished and well painted even if there are a few slip ups. I like to super-glue some small stones on and then put PVA glue on the base and dip it in sand. Then I paint it a dark brown and dry-brush Bleached Bone. If you want you can also add a little static grass or flock.

Finished! Thanks for reading this blog, I hope it helps you!

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