Warboss Skillbuilder – Painting Flesh

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What up, Playahs!

Here’s a quick rundown of how I painted the flesh on my Intimacy Survivors, and how you can take your flesh painting to the next level!

And now, the skinny on this skin!

This technique uses non-Citadel paints, which you can get at most hobby stores.

The main two things to remember are: thin your paints, and paint in layers. Lots of layers!

First, let’s consider the Male Intimacy Survivor!

Here are the paints I used:

  • Rose Brown
  • Basic Skintone
  • Medium Fleshtone

Starting with the Rose Brown, you just build the colors up, adding in the lighter colors with each successive layer.

You don’t need to shade or wash the skin with anything, AS LONG AS you keep you skin colors thinned and paint in layers.

The great areas to work your highlights into are the abs, the knees, and the leg muscles.

These areas are perfect to build the colors subtly and practice your blending.

Starting with the Male Intimacy Survivor will allow you to practice before getting to the real prize:

The Female Intimacy Survivor

  • Medium Flesh Tone
  • Basic Skin Tone
  • Sunny Skin Tone
  • Light Flesh Tone

The goal with her is to remember that she’ll be lighter in color than the Male. We want her to appear softer and smoother, and her skin being lighter will help very much.

The main areas to focus the blending on are the exposed right leg, and the torso.

Go slow, layer the colors up lighter and lighter, and keep each layer thin, so as not to make the paint lumpy or gloopy on the miniature.

Any Kingdom Death miniature, especially the pinups, are perfect canvases to practice your skin blending techniques.

Best of luck if you decide to tackle these amazing miniatures!

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