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Started working on this guy today for one of my player.

Since I'm a "newbie" and have no experience in working with skin, I was wondering if Reaper's Flesh Wash would look ok with the Elf Flesh base-coat for the skin.

 

For the hair, the player want him to be carrot-top with a touch of grey. The could prove to be interesting. 

 

I'm also looking for suggestions for his clothing. almost anything is fair game, all though the campaign setting is in a desert/desolation area.

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Looking good so far!

I don't have any experience with the flesh wash, so I can't help you there.

As far as the hair though, that's a tricky one. The thing about red hair is that it doesn't generally go gray for a very long time, it mostly just gets lighter and lighter. What I would suggest would be to go for a lighter ginger and only bring the gray into his sideburns. Maybe google pictures of Robert Redford in the last couple of decades for reference pictures.

 

As far as clothing colour, green will look nice with red hair, but may not work with your desert theme. Maybe stick with browns, tans and cream colours and maybe a yellow-ish green as an accent colour on places like the trim of his tunic and the clasp part of his cloak.

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My attempt at adding some highlight & drybrushing.

 

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I think that I can consider the cloak done. Now, for the face and hair, after I view some videos.

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Reaper's Flesh Wash is dark. If you are going to apply it, use a control brush and aim only at shadowed areas.

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Hair is done (for now).

 

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And the undershirt & pants.

 

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Whoops, forgot the hair band. guess I'll to that before I work on the base & boots.

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After screwing up a wash on his clothes, I ended up stripping him down and putting him up in the WIP shelf.

 

Came back to this thread in hope of finding out what colors I used originally since I lost the notes I had taken, but no such luck. (man I'm bad with documentation).

 

Going to try to start him over to try to relax after being in classes all day.

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