A while ago I bought a box of Ork Stormboyz for Warhammer 40k. Typically of me I painted one of them and shove the rest in a drawer. Here you can see my first Stormboy. Today I took one of the other 4 boys and decided to give it a go. It will be an interesting experiment to see if my skill evolved at all in the past 11 months. Let's start with the skin.
(To all of you waiting for my Malifaux figures I have bad news: I broke the 1st Torakage mini while applying finishing touches... It looks pretty bad after gluing it back together so I might need to strip it)
Part I: base and shades
This time I went with a black primer and white, zenithal over-spray. I usually go for solid white primer, let's see how things go with a different approach.
Todays painting session was all about glazing. First I painted the base color in, using multiple very thin layers (almost glaze thin actually, but I covered the whole skin with it).
Next I painted in shadows. I've added a bit of Tan paint (VGC) into my green base and glazed it in.
To deepen the shadows I've added a dark brown color into the glaze mix and painted the deepest and most hidden areas and crevasses with it.
Last step for today was the re-application of the base green color, also using the glazing technique. I did that to smooth out blends here and there and give some areas more saturation.
That's it for today. Tomorrow I will apply the highlights and maybe deepen the shadows once more if necessary. What do you think? Does this Ork need more contrast in his skintone or are those shadows enough?
Stay tuned for part II, coming tomorrow :)