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Help New Lizardmen army paint ideas

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by JoeyStalley, Nov 22, 2017.

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  1. JoeyStalley
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    So recently I've decided to get some lizard men and I want to know what paints I would need for painting this [​IMG] sort of color on my saurus warriors as I'm trying to make my colors more bright and vibrant but based on real world reptiles any ideas
     
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    Same here...
     
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    Damn it was this picture of a purplish red bush viper
     
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    Stick a link up if you can
     
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    Now it works!
    Maybe @Chicken Lips can help... iirc he painted a unit of woogity kroxigors like this... he'll surely give you the recipe for it.
     
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    Thanks do I have to message him directly or will he see this thread
     
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    Now that I mentioned him, he'll receive a notification...
    @Chicken Lips
     
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    Yellow

    Base: Averland sunset
    Shade: Casandora yellow
    Layer: Flash gitz yellow
    Highlight: Dorn yellow

    Purple

    Base: Xereus purple
    Shade: Drughii violet
    Layer: Demonette hide
    Highlight: Dechala lilac

    Orange

    Base: Troll slayer
    Shade: Fugean orange
    Layer: Lugganath orange
    Highlight: Flash gitz yellow
     
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    Got any recommendations on how to do the eyes that way
     
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    Tough one really, your painting a small area so I would go green then dot in yellow and shape with black
     
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    Thanks i'll see how it looks when I actually get the army still a bit new to painting so I'll see how it looks come Christmas
     
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    Hey man! Sorry I didn't respond earlier. Holidays and such keeping me busy.

    Here are some of the Kroxigor I painted up using that same bush viper image you linked.

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    Its been a while since I painted these up but I'm pretty sure my method went something like this:

    I started off using Balor Brown as my base. I know it says "Brown", but it's really more of a mustard yellow. You'll want to start off with a darker shade of yellow anyway since after washing with a Agrax Earthshade (to provide shadow) you can go back with a lighter yellow (Averland Sunset is a good choice) and lightly drybrush it on the raised places. This will be to get his underlying skin tone. This is the easy part.

    Next comes a series of drybrushing layers over the scales. This is probably the most sensitive part since you don't want to completely cover up all the yellow base, and you won't want to use another wash at this point because it'll just recess down to the yellow areas and distort your finished base coat. Start your scaled portions off with a drybrushing of Emperor's Children. Be careful not to get too carried away with the drybrushing at this point. The goal is to give the scales that good red color, but you still want to blend in with the yellow at the base of the scales. After you're done with that, IF...you can manage to get it mostly wiped off your brush, then lightly drybrush on a quick coat of Wazdakka Red on the scales. This will give you a good darker tone for your red areas on the scales.

    Now for the purple areas. I chose to just hit the tips of the scales with a highlight of Genestealer Purple. This is also why I reversed my typical drybrushing method of moving from dark to light, instead going with light to dark. It was way too much of a hassle to randomly choose which scales needed to be purple. Also, if you notice from the pic, some purple areas are almost striped with purple...so I didn't want to bother with that degree of detail and blending. On a few of the ridges along their backs, at the very tips of the "spikes" I used a dot of Xereus Purple to bring the color gradation to it's apex.

    As for the eyes, They are so incredibly small, that you'll never get that degree of detail on them as in the inspiration pic. (If you do figure a way to do this, let me know!) So I simply went with a color of Moot Green to get as close to the color in the example as possible. I them made a small vertical line with a .005 Micron Pen, to finish the eyes. These pens are GREAT for dotting eyes and making iris's quickly. If you can manage, make the vertical line slightly wider in the middle.

    These are the pens:

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    I hope this helps and I wasn't too late in responding! Let me know if you have any other questions!
     
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    Good job!
     
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    No that's a great guide thanks I understand with the holidays I'm just a young lad so I got a ton of free time I'm probably not going to be getting lizardmen models anytime soon but when I do decide to dive in from 40k to age of sigmar they're the army I'm going for thanks for the guide
     
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