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I am working on my new pc after not painting for awhile, this particular pc has some rather bad burn scarring from having a house burned down around them when they were a child, but I am having a bit of trouble figuring out how to paint this on the miniture.

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I, myself, have not tried what I am about to propose, but I saved it a few years ago with the intent on using for similar purposes. Maybe it will help you. It came from a 2D artist on how to paint cuts/scratches/dents.

 

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Hopefully it will get you started.

 

-MvM

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Very old burn scars will perhaps have less contrast than recent ones, but I'm envisioning a number of tiny, very closely spaced irregular ovals/swirls/blotches of pink surrounded by a reticulation of paler scar-tissue flesh tone. This is the one time when thick paint that shows brushstrokes is good for skin! Cover with something shinier than matte. 

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Ooo, or maybe a thin layer of PVA glue or thick mod-podge put over the burned area and pushed around a bit with a smooth-ended tool when it's halfway dried would get you a satisfactory texture that can then be painted with a combination of washes and drybrushing. 

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I am going to go ahead and tell everyone how I did the effect, for those that are following this.

 

*This is for pale skin*

 

Since it was an old scar I painted her skin as normal, then I took the highlight color and mixed it with just a tiny bit of red. Painting that on the area to establish the shape and base of the scar.

 

Then I added white to it to create a lighter shade to create highlights on the scar.

 

To finish it off I took some pure white to create some shine spots on the scar.

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