July Painting Challenge Fifth Update
Yet another update for my painting of Orsus Zokatvir, the Butcher of Khardov, as mentioned in an earlier post. The last few days have not been very productive for painting, I have had family visits, a birthday, and a return to work after a period of time off.
However this evening’s painting was concentrated on Butcher’s face. The focal point of the vast majority of models is the face and as such you should take your time and paint it to the best of your abilities. This update is therefore all about how I painted the face.
There is a plethora of information and tutorials out there on the web that cover the subject of painting faces. I would recommend going and reading a few, if I remember I’ll dig out some links later on this week and add them to this post. It is definitely worth a read through the various methods and seeing if there is a particular method you want to try. The method I choose to try and replicate was found in NQ#23 which has an article on painting male faces, hair and skin.
The colours used were: (all Forumla P3)
- Thamar Black
- Menoth White Highlight
- Bastion Grey
- Battledress Green
- Midlund Flesh
- Red Ink
- Ryn Flesh
- Skorne Red
- Thornwood Green
The painting process was as follows:
- Base coat with Midlund Flesh
- Shade with a mix of Skorne Red and Midlund Flesh
- Shade with a mix of Battledress Green and Midlund Flesh
- Finally shade the darkest areas with Battledress Green and Skorne Red
- Highlight with a mix of Midlund Flesh and Ryn Flesh
- Highlight with Ryn Flesh
- Mix Midlund Flesh and Bastion Grey and water, used as a glaze to add 5 o’clock shadow and shaved hair
- Shade the 5 o’clock shadow with a mix of Thornwood Green and Midlund Flesh
- With a mix of red ink and water glaze around the bridge of the nose and eyes
- Paint the eyes with Thamar Black
- Paint the eyes with Menoth White Highlight inside the previous black.
- Add a dot of black to the centre of the white.
Sorry about the image quality, lighting wasn’t brilliant and I was trying to get the face painted rather than make a proper step by step article.
Final finished look, this time not so close up and grainy 😉
Any comments on how I can improve his face? Leave them below.
Here are some links I mentioned above about painting faces.
And cheating a little here are some links to lists of article links: