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Offline KeyanSark

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« on: February 18, 2008, 02:51:42 PM »
Hello:

Maybe this has been covered/answered yet, but I'd like to ask the great painters in the forum how did you paint realistic (I mean, not blazing orange) red hair in your miniatures.
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Offline Lordblackwing

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008, 06:19:19 PM »
Keyan, I have had some luck starting with a dark red brown for the base, then a dark/burnt orange for the mid, followed by a copper highlight. I hten use an orange ink glaze and touch up with some med orange final highlights. Variations of the colors will yeild differing shades of "red".
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Offline Malamute

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2008, 06:26:37 PM »
I have used GW paints: Scorched Earth, then Bestial Brown, then Beatial brown with orange, then more orange/ Bestial Brown plus a touch of bleached bone for highlight.
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Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2008, 07:14:04 PM »
like this?

too "blazing orange"?


Offline Ironworker

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Painting red hair
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2008, 07:17:38 PM »
I tend to use a lot of brown as well as some earthy reds.  Orange I use spareingly unless I'm doing a blond/red or a strabery blond.  If you want some good visual refference for painting red hair check out some of Brom's artwork.  He paints a lot of redheads.

Offline KeyanSark

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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2008, 08:09:51 AM »
Thanks for the tips, guys... I'll show you results soon...

Offline JollyBob

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Painting red hair
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2008, 09:50:12 AM »
Too orangey?



That was done with a base coat of bestial brown, then highlighted with bubonic brown mixed with fiery orange, then fiery orange on it's own, and final highlights with yellow.

Then the whole lot was given a wash of thin chestnut ink to help definition.

Any use? I'm interested to see how yours work out now.

Offline KeyanSark

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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2008, 09:01:32 PM »
Well, here is the result... My version is inspired in the Kill Bill Bride, although I finally decided not to paint the black lines in her outfit. The base is a resin one casted in a local shop in Madrid.




Offline Lordblackwing

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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2008, 09:32:10 PM »
Nicely done. I would have never thought to paint her up as the Kill Bill Bride. The hair looks good, red but not orange.  :)

Offline janner

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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2008, 10:22:55 PM »
You know when you've got it right - the smell of urine will be overwhelming!!

Offline Lowtardog

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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2008, 10:46:35 PM »
Quote from: "janner"
You know when you've got it right - the smell of urine will be overwhelming!!



 :lol:  :lol:

Offline twrchtrwyth

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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2008, 12:33:59 AM »
Quote from: "janner"
You know when you've got it right - the smell of urine will be overwhelming!!

WTF! :D
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Offline Malamute

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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2008, 08:29:21 AM »
Very nice, the hair is spot on. I should Know I am married to a red head :o

Offline Lowtardog

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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2008, 08:37:17 AM »
Quote from: "twrchtrwyth"
Quote from: "janner"
You know when you've got it right - the smell of urine will be overwhelming!!

WTF! :D


It is a term which I wont repeat for people with Ginger hair (I think Janner may have picked it up whilst on service :lol: ) Havent herad it for years

Offline KeyanSark

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« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2008, 08:49:14 AM »
All this urine-joke is confusing for us foreigner!  :wink:

 

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