Well, its time for another update on my painting progress! As always, it isn’t much!
I have an Adepta Sororitas command squad picked out:
They have been primed white:
And then I started on the eyes using the technique here. They haven’t come out nearly as good …. but they are leaps and bound better than my previous efforts.
First, I used 2 white:1 bone mix for an off-white for the eyes.
Its pretty close to the white primer, so can be a little difficult to make out. I’m happy with it though – it avoids the brilliant white look thats too shocking from previous attempts of mine. I then dotted the eye using a dark green. I tried a smaller dot of black in the centre, but its not too noticeable.
Nothing too exceptional so far – its the next step that I feel really helps – painting brown around the eyes to give a smooth underline.
We then paint flesh colour over the brown, leaving an underline under the eye. This was tricky with the hospitallar – I hadn’t realised how much of the face is taken by the respirator.
Finally for this batch, I ran a blue ink over all the areas of white armour – the blue will act as the deepest colour on the white that I’ll build up from wolf grey.
Here’s the squad with eyes and blue armour where appropriate:
Its only a small start – but its a start. Painting all the cloth matt black will be the next phase, and perhaps gun metal too to get the basics in place.