Vault – The walls
A short tutorial on how to paint skin/faces. The photos are a bit ad-hoc.
These were the paints used:
For the shading wash – mix purple, brown, black and red in equal parts:
First, paint the skin with Cadian fleshtone; then use the shading wash:
Layer with Bugman’s glow; then highlight with pure Cadian fleshtone:
Add further highlights, using a mix of Cadian fleshtone + ushabti bone + a small amount of the green-grey:
Edge highlight with pure ushabti bone, and use pure white on select areas of the face – such as around the eyes, and the side of the mouth – to add expression:
The paint the eyes themselves, use light grey; then dot with black.
For the teeth – use zamesi desert, then highlight with ushabti bone.
For the lower lip – Bugman’s glow; then highlight by adding ushabti bone.
The boil was painted red, then Bugman’s glow, then dotted with rotting flesh.
To finish, glaze the skin areas with brown.
I tried to add texture to the cloth, to make it look like a kind of rough-hewn peasant garb. It’s basically just an admixture of stippling, and drybrushing – but using slower, deliberate strokes of the brush:
When the diorama is finished, the positioning should look something like this: