Sunday, November 20, 2011

Zesty Highlights- What I Learned This Week

So it was brought to my attention that the red on the Judge's coat was turning a little pink in some areas, namely in the highlights. To highlight, I was originally just keeping it simple by adding white to the red. It wasn't looking to hot... somebody suggested I add a little bit of yellow or orange. And that is what I did! I mixed in a fairly bright yellow and it seems to be much  much better, you can check it out in the gallery here

I decided then to add some brown to liven up the shadows (originally I was just using black). I find it gives it a nicer feel.

Moral of the story: be daring! Use multiple colors when highlighting.



  1. A simple litle trick on how to get the shadows.
    When you are mixing the opposite color of the one you chose on a color wheel, you gonna get the natural shade of that color. In this case you have chosen the red, so the opposite color is green. Mixed them and you gonna get a brownish color. If you want to go deeper, you can add a little bit of black. This is gonna be pleasing to the eye. To hilight red you can go with a couple of steps, starting with a mixe of your red + fery orange (citadel paint). after add bronzed flesh, elf flesh and then bleached bone for extrem highligths. If you want, you can smooth out the color with a thin wash of red ink (very thin down) or citadel BAAL wash...

    Enjoy Sylvain


    I did that a few weeks ago, I used the citadel's Machite Red foundation, added more Scab red to the mix, then blood red, then very little white + blood red thinned to a glaze as final highlight :)

  3. Thanks for the tips!
    I do think I can bare to touch the red anymore... it comes to a point where you just need to move on :p
    BUT I will defiantly take this into consideration on the next models

    Apparently this Scab red is pretty popular... a number of people told me to look into this... I may just have to buy some!