Caucasian Skin on Faces

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    13 Jan 2022
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    13 Jan 2022
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Rough steps for my reference. I will change and refine as I go.

  1. Basecoat with Cadian Fleshtone and Wraithbone , mixed roughly 3:1.
  2. Increase the amount of Cadian Fleshtone to the mix, taking it to around 4:1. Thin to a glaze consistency and start o glaze in some shadows.
  3. Add additional deeper shading with pure Cadian Fleshtone .
  4. Add a small amount of Bloodreaver Flesh to the base mix and glaze in the shaded area, pulling the mix towards the deepest recesses. APply multiple layers if necessary.
  5. With some very thin Tuskgor Fur , glaze the areas where bloodflow would be close to the surface. On faces this would be on the cheeks, where they would blush and around the mouth.
  6. Add a recess shade with Doombull Brown thinned to a wash consistency. Apply this to select recessed areas like eye sockets, deep scars and around augmetics.
  7. Darken your Doombull Brown with some Abaddon Black and darken the area just around the eyeball on the face, framing the eye.
  8. Shade under the eye gently with a 1:1 mix of Cadian Fleshtone and Thunderhawk Blue .
  9. Reestablish the basecoat of 3:1 Cadian Fleshtone and :Citadel/Wraithbone on raised/exposed areas, in preparation for highlights.
  10. Gradually add more Wraithbone to the mix, highlighting smaller and smaller areas. You should eventually be adding highlights of pure Wraithbone .
  11. Bonus: If you want to add stubble. A glaze of Dawnstone works very well.

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Citadel Painting System 8
Base 2
  • Abaddon Black
  • Wraithbone
Layer 6
  • Bloodreaver Flesh
  • Cadian Fleshtone
  • Dawnstone
  • Doombull Brown
  • Thunderhawk Blue
  • Tuskgor Fur
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