Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Sara - Bloodbowl Starplayer from Willy Miniatures

So this is the second time I've painted Sara. I really like the sculpt but both times I found myself struggling to paint the face. I don't want to be 'that guy' but I think it might be more down to the model than my painting. It's just wide and blocky compared to the rest of the figure. It's annoying because I'm usually pretty good at face but I just can't seem to get this one to 'work'. Ah well, if I get around to painting it a third time I'll see if I can do a better job!

Painting Female Skin Tones

When I'm painting a female model, I try and use less harsh contrast between lights and darks I feel it gives a more natural effect. In this one I mixed a slightly pinkish base colour using, Fantasy and Games, Harvester Flesh (Cadian Flesh tone with a little white added), a little Scale 75 Brown Leather (Mournfang Brown ish) and a bit of Scale 75 Deep Red (Wazdakka Red). You don't need very much of the red or brown, a very small amount will do the job.

I highlighted by doing a few layers each time adding slightly more white to the base mix.

Shadows were added by mixing a small amount of a deep purple Scale 75 Black Leather (Naggaroth Night) to the base colour and using that as a glaze. Add more purple for the darkest areas, i.e. Under the chin, Between and below the breasts, the belly button, etc.

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