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The Dim Reaper
10-12-2006, 11:34 AM
Alright guys, this has been bugging me for quite a while now. Could anyone tell me any simple (but effective) ways of painting human hair???



+++just adding ? to the topic ;)

Post edited by: Starks333, at: 2006/12/14 20:00

Aun O Vader
10-12-2006, 11:39 AM
I use a nice base colour slightly darer than the intended colour. Then a quick, light drybrush of a colour slightly lighter than what you were hoping for. This is good enough for basic troops and to get them on the board, but you can add a couple more lighter drybrushes to add better definition and a very thinned down ink wash to finish it all off.

This works for me generally. But I\'m sure people who are better at painting than I am will come in with lots more advice!

10-12-2006, 09:22 PM
well you can paint it like anything else, main colour, dark shade and light highlight colour:P

the colours you choose are up to you

dont paint with the tip of your brush, use the side, much easier to hit edges evenly


11-12-2006, 08:43 PM
just an update with the blonde hair ive done, i quite like it, its a bit messy(unclean lines in places) when you look up close, but thats because i used my crappy GW brush and the bristles are all over the place, im still waiting to switch to my nice brushes..for what? i dont know...probably liquid brush cleaner as i keep saying

anyways, pics:



i used snakebite leather, mixed it with a bit of midnight blue for shades, added bronzed flesh to highlight up, then bronzed flesh plus elf flesh for the brightest highlight...for the extra dark shades i added scorched brown to the bluey snakebite


Post edited by: Starks333, at: 2006/12/11 20:49