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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-18-11, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
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Default how do you paint rotting flesh

hi guys,
i just wanted to know how to paint rotting flesh thanks
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I have moved the thread to see if you can get more replies.

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I treat rotting flesh very similarly to regular flesh. With each highlight, I add a tiny bit of green, however. For final highlights, rather than use something along the lines of GW's Elf Flesh mixed with bleached bone, I use something approximating a 90/10 mix of bleached bone and scorpion green. (Specifically, Reaper Master Series' Bloodless Skin). It leaves the model with a very pale, sickly look.

If you want a more extreme "zombified" look, you can start with a strong green like GW Goblin Green rather than a dark flesh base like GW Tallarn Flesh.


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If you look at pictures of zombies etc they always depict rotting flesh in several ways:

1. Darkened red/black almost where the flesh is on the edge
2. Green/brown with the flesh gangrenous and putrid at that point
3. A dark red with purple and yellow splotches to show signs of infection and bruising.

Depends what you're looking for really but i'd go with what the others have said, do the flesh colour normally and then start adding hints of reds, greens or purples to the colour mix on certain edges, if you're feeling very brave and skilled enough as a painter you can do darkened veins through pale skin and then glaze over the veins with some more flesh colour to show blood clotting.
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Everyone else has pretty much covered what I'd suggest, but my bonus two cents:

I've always been a fan of using purple/violet for a base under flesh tones. If you think about whats really under skin its all red and purple "meat". So try the same, just don't build up the flesh colors as much where you want the bruising to show more.
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