Shadowsun’s Hair

Shadowsun’s Hair

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    12 Feb 2024
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    18 Feb 2024
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Attempting to recreate the look of Shadowsun's hair from the box art. It's not very close but it looks okay.

  1. Basecoat with Khorne Red
  2. Water down Rhinox Hide and wash all of the hair
  3. Run a slightly thicker wash of Rhinox Hide in to the deeper recesses
  4. Layer with Khorne Red leaving the Rhinox Hide in the recesses
  5. Layer with a mix of Khorne Red and a tiny bit of Pallid Wych Flesh
  6. Gradually add Pallid Wych Flesh to the mix and add very small highlights on the highest strands of hair
  7. Finally, add some tiny spot highlights of Pallid Wych Flesh
  8. Create a very thin glaze of Evil Sunz Scarlet and paint it all over the highest bits of the hair, trying not to get too much in the recesses.

The goal of the Evil Sunz Scarlet glaze is to try and keep the depth of colour but move the tones of the hair to a brighter red, and away from the more pink look that you'll have after highlighting.

Andy Pearson


Made Paint Pad. Paints T'au, Emperor's Children and whatever else distracts him.

Citadel Painting System 4
Base 2
  • Khorne Red
  • Rhinox Hide
Layer 2
  • Evil Sunz Scarlet
  • Pallid Wych Flesh
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