Ok so im no expert and I've only been in the hobby 4 or 5 months but thought I'd share how I paint my figures faces. Their are tonnes of guys out there who get better results than me but thought I'd share my way incase any of you guys n gals find it useful...
Hope this helped anyone looking for a quick simple way of painting faces. There are lots more detailed tutorials on YouTube (Shane smyth is my personal favourite) but I find this method gets the results I'm after.
Really interesting read, and great tutorial pics.... Helped me massively as my figures lack any kind of realism, I might need to invest in some new paints to get this kind of outcome but it's will be worth it in the long run, thanks again for this great post gave me lots of tips and ideas
Nice SBS, gives great results as well. Good alternative to the layer technique. Like Dave, this is similar to the way I paint my 28s and 20s for gaming. I use a slightly different pallet though, base colour is VJ dark sand and first highlight is sunny skin tone. Top highlight is light flesh. I use ivory for eyeballs, and black for pupils, reshaping the eye with base colour if necessary before using VJ flesh wash for the wash stage to soften the blending and bring out the shadow areas. Your pallet looks good for winter and colder climate troops, so I might steal it if you don’t mind....
(To be honest, at 28mm and below I sometimes don’t bother with the eyeball....but don’t tell anyone )