Hello, long time without tutorials, finally I found some time to manage this work ;)
Please don’t care too much about brand, just take similar color if you don’t have this on picture. Here is my paint list I used:
- Mecharite Red
- Tallarn Flesh
- Kislev Flesh
- Desert Sand (almost same as Bleached Bone)
- Reikland Flesh Shade
- Druchii Violet
Ok, so let’s start. Put Mecharite Red to airbrush and spray solid coat of color on skin.
Next mix Mecharite Red with Tallarn Flesh 50/50 and spray from above. Paint will highlight only raised areas.
Finally use pure Tallarn Fleash, still spraying from above.
Now Kislev Flesh and next Desert Sand also sprayed from above. It’s very important to spray on low pressure not to spray too much and cover previous layers.
Ok, here is fun, now we have pretty pale skin. Let’s saturate it a bit using Reikland Flesh sprayed from under. Skin should be darker and more saturated.
Leave and clean up airbrush, it won’t be necessary now. Take a brush with sharp tip and rehighlight raised areas with Kislev Flesh up to pure Desert Sand. Use very thin layers of paint, lot of water and slowly build transitions with glazes.
I saturated skin a bit more using Reikland Flesh glazes.
More shadows were done with Durchii Violet. Only in most recessed areas. Also most raised areas got White spots to make skin more shiny.
That’s all, skin is ready. Below you can see my wet palette after work is done. Now is time to finish rest of miniature! :)
Hope it was helpful and you’ll have some inspiration to find own skin mixes!
Here is finished minature and rest of pics here – Barbarian.