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Here is a picture of my SM captain's cloak.

How should i do the highlights (upper ridges) and shadows (the deeper, folded recesses?)

Be as specific as possible with colors, mix, methods. I'm learning. :D

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First off, if that is the main colour you want it to be, you need to paint the entire thing in a darker shade of it first and build up to there with only sharp edges and extreme highlights being lighter. In order for me to give you more specific advice, I need to know what that colour is first though Anph :)
 

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Well, i did do the work-my-way-up-to-that-color bit.

I used Knarloc Green, then Goblin Green, then Goblin Green with a bit of white.

It looks like i painted one layer of green over black due to that black streak, i admit i tried to do the shadows on my own first, but decided to ask for advice.
 

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Shade with some Dark Angels green added to the Knarloc green. In fact, you can go up to pure DA green for the deepest recesses. Add some Scorpion Green to the GG if you want a really vibrant green. :)
BTW, are you trying NMM on this one?

Cheers, Wolfie
 

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Wolf pretty much hit the nail on the head colourwise Anph. Remember that you won't have massive differences in your shadings just due to the fairly smooth shape of the cape so your main colour will be the one you see most of. For the darker spots, use the DA green as Wolf said and use it under the fold on the right, very sparingly in the lower portions of the cape, around the rope, etc. Switch to Knarloc and go over it all again while leaving some of the previous coat showing in those areas. Then mix the Knarloc with GG and do this again over the entire cape, once again leaving some of the previous coat showing by basically painting the new coat WITHIN the last coat but not filling it (if that makes sense). Finall use straight GG and paint the highest edges only, like the points of the folds, the very edges of the cape, etc.
 

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Thanks guys, ill see what i can pull outta my ass. :mrgreen:

Wolfie, I am in fact trying NMM gold. I realize it looks rather horrible, and i only did the eagles heads as a whole, not paying attention and doing NMM to each part--if you understand that. -Do you have some tips? Critique?

As i have said, im learning as a painter. Before this SM army i am making now, i would simply dash on some paint.

Now, im trying new methods and truly trying to better myself.

Also, when you say you can "go up to" pure DA green, or "shade"does that mean i can simply paint it on?

Or must i do something special like "feather" or "wetblend?"

Thanks again guys.
 

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Anphicar said:
Wolfie, I am in fact trying NMM gold. I realize it looks rather horrible, and i only did the eagles heads as a whole, not paying attention and doing NMM to each part--if you understand that. -Do you have some tips? Critique?

Also, when you say you can "go up to" pure DA green, or "shade"does that mean i can simply paint it on?

Or must i do something special like "feather" or "wetblend?"

Thanks again guys.
I'm not really entitled to comment on NMM as I couldn't paint it if my life depended on it and think it looks crap in most cases. Only some people can paint NMM convincingly. You have to start at some point though, so give it a shot. :)

With the pure DA green, you can apply it to the recesses as you would apply a blackline, to define the areas. You can however, as you say, paint it in the recesses, and then feather it out to achieve a more blended shading. You can do this by layering with succesively darker colours as well though, which is the more easy way. :)
Hope this helps. :)

Cheers, Wolfie
 

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Do this:

Base with Dark Angels Green. Highlight all but the deepest recessess with 1:3 Snot:Dark Angels. Then highlight a bit more with 1:1 Snot:Dark Angels. Then a bit more with 2:1 Snot:DA.

That should give you a fairly dark cloak.

*Now get a mix of 1:1 Snot:Golden Yellow and highlight the cloak. 1:2 Snot:Golden Yellow and highlight it.

Whatever you do though. If you do this and start with DA and Snot, DO NOT work Goblin or Scorpion into this as they are different hues to DA and Snot.


*Reason for yellow is that to make a secondary/tertiary colour lighter or darker, you dont use white or black to do it. Use the lighter or darker Mixer of the colour.
Eg: to make green lighter you use yellow and blue to make it darker.
lighter purple add red and blue for darker.
 

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Thanks blood, but i finishedthe cloak awhile back. Its nothing great at all, but i tried.

Pics up later.
 
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