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I'm also working on a dark elf, and the hair has been giving me trouble as well.  I've been working with the tradition skin tones (Reaper Dark Elf Flesh triad) and traditional white hair.  I started with a dark grey shadow for the hair, didn't like the result so moved to a more purple-ish shadow.  Still not sure if I like it.

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13 hours ago, SirLarpsAlot said:

What's bugging you about the hair?

Well i want a grey-white hair, and thats something i havent paint yet. :blink:

12 hours ago, Clearman said:

I'm also working on a dark elf, and the hair has been giving me trouble as well.  I've been working with the tradition skin tones (Reaper Dark Elf Flesh triad) and traditional white hair.  I started with a dark grey shadow for the hair, didn't like the result so moved to a more purple-ish shadow.  Still not sure if I like it.

Well in trying to give more blue-ish tone, with french blue (vallejo), wich is pretty grey, hope it works >.<.

12 hours ago, Cyradis said:

When I did her as a dark elf (my previous profile) I started on the pale side, and washed in a mid-tone gray. Then I highlighted back up. *shrug*

Mmm, well the way i paint hair is from the darks to the brightest, havent try something like that, could work ::o:, but i dont khrw if i can at this point, because i alredy painted her hair and i really dont want to have tick paint on the hair D:, i will try :lol:. What could go wrong?.



By the way thank you all for your advices ^_^

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If you want grey-white, I'd follow a pattern like Cyradis suggested.

  1. Base coat with Snow Shadow (if you want the blue-grey) or Misty Grey
  2. Shade it with a thinned mixture of Rainy Grey and some blue like winter blue or templar blue. Or a grey brown like driftwood brown
  3. Add some blue liner to whatever your darkest shade color is and put that in where the hair meets the head
  4. highlight back up starting with your misty grey/snow shadow and go to pure white. Make sure your pure white highlight is small.


The trick to step 4 is to thin your paint so it's easier to blend, but to wipe most of the paint off the brush to give yourself more control. The other trick is to start the misty grey/snow shadow only thinned a little and add more water as you highlight further. This helps you blend the darks to the lights cuz the thicker paint covers better. The trick, overall, for this, is to keep your shades off your highlights. This will help keep the whites whiter with less work.

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