I love this painted miniature so much! =) It's beautifully done. I am trying to paint more realistic faces, eyes, skin tones, cloth etc myself and I am in awe of this mini. I do hope I can achieve such skills one day and be able to post such beautiful work on my own blog in the future. Again, nicely done.
Thanks FourEyed :) Its really down to practice and colour choice. I used GW paints for the flesh tones so they are readily available, so if you have any questions regarding technique just ask
What were the GW colors involved in getting the final skin-tone above? She looks gorgeous.Also, do you apply the shadows and highlights using paints that are diluted to say a glaze consistency?Though I have been using GW colors myself, I have recently started experimenting with Reaper Paints and plan to try out some Vallejo stuff in the future. I have started to use more layering / glazing techniques when painting skin tones. Previously, I kinda over relied on washes for depth but have recently tried painting skin without washes, or at least limit them to eye sockets.
The paints I used were Bugman's Glow, Cadian Fleshtone and Ushabti bone. Although I used them in a different order than GW usually suggest. I started with Cadian Fleshtone and then using very thin paints glaze (as you said) the Bugman's Glow into the shadows. I then do the first stage highlights with Cadian + Ushabti. Then a second shade with more Bugman's and add in a dark desaturated red (in this instance P3 Sanguine Base, but maybe a tiny bit of doombull brown might work?), and then I do more highlights with Ushabti amd a tiny bit of cadian. So basically I keep going back and forth with shade and highlight until I am happy. And just to really confuse things I did a really REALLY thin and patchy glaze of Moot Green that you can barely see, but stops the flesh looking so 'plastic'. This technique I blatantly stole from Julien Casses (http://www.juliencasses.com/), but it works really well!
Thanks Avicenna for sharing. I love the miniature painters community as, like you, most are very nice and helpful and rarely do I encounter painters who are selfish with their techniques. ^^ Many thanks again!Now that you mention it, I think I do see some green on the flesh. =)