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Painting Guide: Giant Skin

To paint up the giants as you see them in Shadowfey follow this method using Army Painter and Citadel Colour Paints.

This guide is a bit more advanced than most but we encourage you to give it a go. The best way to improve is to take on a challenge!

We began with a black undercoat.

All of the paint was thinned down with water on the palette, often requiring 2-3 thin coats to achieve a solid color whilst retaining the detail of the model.  This guide has alot of mixes in it to give a gradual color change effect. If you’re unsure, do a practice on something spare but once you get the hang of it, its alot of fun!
Step 1) Base coat 70/20/10 Tanned Flesh/Doombull Brown/Dragon Red. Make sure you get an even, smooth covering by painting several layers. Then mix 50/50 Tanned Flesh into this layering so the basecoat is in the recesses. For each successive layer work towards the raised parts of the model

Step 2) Mix in 50/50 Barbarian Flesh to the mix and layer up to the more raised areas. This is our main basecoat and should be used to define the contours of the muscles and flesh. Next we’re ditching that mix and going in with straight Barbarian Flesh!

Step 3) Mix in 40/60 Kobold Skin/Barbarian Flesh and highlight again, working further up the raised edges. Before doing a highlight with straight Kobold Skin. The last highlight is a 50/50 mix of Kobold Skin and Ushabti Bone.

Step 4) To add some more depth shade with a 50/50 mix of Doombull Brown/Tanned Flesh, quite watered down in the recesses. Then a straight shade in the deepest areas with straight Doom Bull Brown

There you have it! We hope you enjoyed reading this guide and are encouraged to give it a go!  It can seem daunting but it’s very rewarding to see the different contours and colors bring your models to life!

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