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Speed Painted African Skin Tones

Postby Atheling » Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:09 pm

I've got a lot of Beja that I need to paint. In order to have any chance of doing this within the next few years I needed to find a way in which I can skimp on my usual painting method and start churning them out.

I pretty much decided to go for a base coat, a wash and two highlights, one of which is applied very sparingly; this is a vast improvement in terms of speed when compared to my usual multi layering method! I think that in total there were not more than about four hours spent painting these up.

You can read about my desperation to get them painted, the method employed as well as seeing many more pics on my Just Add Water blog here:

http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.co ... -beja.html

Here's a few tasters:

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Cheers,
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Re: Speed Painted African Skin Tones

Postby subedai » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:33 pm

Looks the dogs to me. Colours are right, shading is spot on, what's not to like? And that's what you call speed painting? :o :o
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Re: Speed Painted African Skin Tones

Postby SteveJ » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:48 pm

I tend to dig out the oil paints if I'm painting figures with a lot of dark skin area. A good wash with burnt umber or burnt sienna does pretty well as a quick and dirty method.
Nicely done Darrell!
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Re: Speed Painted African Skin Tones

Postby Atheling » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:32 pm

Thanks for the comments gents.....

subedai wrote:Looks the dogs to me. Colours are right, shading is spot on, what's not to like? And that's what you call speed painting? :o :o


Yep, just over four hours not including cleaning, undercoating and varnishing! :)

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Re: Speed Painted African Skin Tones

Postby Fairmile » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:32 pm

Top notch! I've always fancied doing some Colonial stuff (especially with what the Perry's are about to release).
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Re: Speed Painted African Skin Tones

Postby Atheling » Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:23 am

Fairmile wrote:Top notch! I've always fancied doing some Colonial stuff


Thanks :) I got a few hours into doing 12 Beja and had to stop as what I can only describe as the
"weeping flu" (!) hit me..... my eyes have been watering so much I cannot paint :cry: :cry:

Fairmile wrote:especially with what the Perry's are about to release).


Oh, I know! The Cape Wars were something I really wanted to do a year or so ago- I'm glad I waited as the Perry announcement has really for me salivating..... and with the historical background set by Col. Mike Snook 8-) 8-) 8-)

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