Jump to content

Archangelrey

Dry-brush Color recommendation?

Recommended Posts

Depends on what you want to achieve.

 

For example a Skeleton basecoated, black or brown, can be drybrushed with a white, a light grey or a yellowish green.

 

A bear with a brown fur, could be drybrushed with the highlight brown colour.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A list?  not that I have ever seen.  Typically you want to use the same hue color as the color your drybrushing over with just a lighter value. The greater the value gap, the more dramatic the drybrush effect will have.  It's always been a gut call for me.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In my last post, the forum was able to explain the realism process when painting. So here I try to find color that help other color stand out. Right now I have a base grey and earth stone which I'm am drybrushing with a Nurgling Green and then a Wrack white GW Dry line.Just the Nurgling Green is cause a good outcome when compare to my just base coat ones.

 

I'm also wondering if I was to paint my next minis, for Blood Rage, if I paint a shield the color of the team they are associate with, do I highlight it brown to show that a shield was paint over?  Or the opposite?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Depends on what you want to achieve.

 

Isn't this the beginning to every painting question?  :;): 

 

GW and Reaper organize their paints in logical groups. For Reaper, it's the triad, for GW it's a quartet. Pay attention to the base/shade/highlight/drybrush. Each shade should have a direct line up and down through that collection of three or four.

 

Actually, it looks like GW now does five paints. A base, two layers, a shade (usually an ink) and a "dry" paint specifically made for drybrushing (I kinda hate those paints). Here's a link to the full chart: http://buttery-commissar.tumblr.com/post/113629904385/this-is-the-citadel-painting-system-chart-from-the

 

I think these are a good starting point. Once you've gotten used to this, you can experiment with other different colors. It all depends on what you're trying to achieve, after all. :)

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Depends on what you want to achieve.

 

Isn't this the beginning to every painting question?  :;): 

 

GW and Reaper organize their paints in logical groups. For Reaper, it's the triad, for GW it's a quartet. Pay attention to the base/shade/highlight/drybrush. Each shade should have a direct line up and down through that collection of three or four.

 

Actually, it looks like GW now does five paints. A base, two layers, a shade (usually an ink) and a "dry" paint specifically made for drybrushing (I kinda hate those paints). Here's a link to the full chart: http://buttery-commissar.tumblr.com/post/113629904385/this-is-the-citadel-painting-system-chart-from-the

 

I think these are a good starting point. Once you've gotten used to this, you can experiment with other different colors. It all depends on what you're trying to achieve, after all. :)

 

 

That link was great!!! I just added everything to my apps for future use.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×