Over the next few days, I will be painting the Tribal Retribution Starter Set so I’ll be recording my progress in a series of blogs.
Today is all about skin. Here’s a very rough and ready painting guide I put together whilst on my lunch break!
You’ll need the following paints:
Step 1 - Basecoat
Basecoat your model with Idrian Flesh, then give it a generous wash of Reikland Fleshshade to set the basic skin tone.
Step 2 - Creating Volume
We’re going to add volume to the muscles by highlighting them with Khardic Flesh...
Step 3 - Adding Definition
Now we're going to add definition by highlighting the uppermost surfaces of the muscles using a 50/50 mix of Khardic Flesh and Ryn Flesh.
Step 4 - Adding Further Definition
Further definition is added with pure Ryn Flesh - once again, concentrate on the edges and uppermost surfaces of the muscles.
Step 5 - Creating Contrast
Time to add some contrast now. Water down Umbral Umber 4:1 and use this to shade the recesses and undersides of the muscles.
Step 6 - Tie our highlights and shades
All flesh areas are given a glaze of Seraphim Sepia to tie our highlights and shades together.
And that’s it - Job Done!
This will look great on the tabletop but after I’ve finished the whole Posse, I will go back and add subtle nuances to the flesh tones for a more individual look.