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martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP30 May 2021 6:26 a.m. PST

Painting 15mm figures for gaming I often put a hi light along the figure's nose. Possibly the cheeks too as 15mm faces are very small.
I use a very much lighter colour rather than a gentle contrast as indoor light is not very good compared to outside summer.
What tricks do you get up to with noses and cheeks?


martin

DyeHard30 May 2021 8:33 a.m. PST

One trick I use to good affect is a wash:

In particular the "Magic Wash" or Magic Dip" type wash:
I walk through one of these here:
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And some details here:
link

The basics are to use a wash of a very dark tone that will settle in the sunken areas of the face, and often the entire figure.

Going from something like:

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To this:
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One does need to take some care to paint in a lighter and brighter tone then the desired end result.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2021 9:53 a.m. PST

Chin too

Martin Rapier30 May 2021 11:41 a.m. PST

I use dark brown ink to run into the crevices in the flesh, then once it is dry, a very pale drybrush which picks up the nose, cheekbones etc.

Zephyr130 May 2021 2:10 p.m. PST

Here's my trick:

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martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP30 May 2021 2:26 p.m. PST

Interesting.
I have used inks.
But I still hi light the nose like Martin does.
I am creating avery big contrast rather than a more subtle one.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2021 5:12 a.m. PST

I paint my flesh color (Americana Flesh Shade), then wash in Game Color or Army Painter Flesh Wash. Then I do a highlight in the flesh color on the nose and cheeks.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2021 9:21 a.m. PST

Speaking of Contrast! Here's a WIP Martin will recognize:

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More here: link

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2021 9:40 a.m. PST

I usually use whatever flesh tone is to hand, go over with a thin brown / Agrax Earthshade and then a lightened flesh tone to highlight features.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP31 May 2021 5:10 p.m. PST

I basically go the other way, as described above.

I will basecoat/prime figures in a darker colour, then "heavy wetbrush" the main colour on, allowing shadows to form where there is thinner paint and the priming shows through. Sometimes I will emphasize these using a thin line of dark ink for the deepest shadows, like the sides of the nose. And occasionally when I get too much paint on, I might have to wear down some of the main colour with a hard metal object to let the shadow show through (you know … pick my noses).

Billy Goat Wargaming31 May 2021 11:53 p.m. PST

@Flashman….Really enjoyed that blog entry. I've been using more Contrast paint on my Peter Pig figures lately. Interesting regs regarding the skin tone. I must pick up the Fyreslayer one.

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