Dwarfology (Part V)

Updated: Jan 3, 2020

A new year is coming, and a new tutorial has come!

One of my new year resolution, probably the most important to me, is to create more contents concerning painting and hobby in general, and I want to start earlier, in order to get carried away and start the new year on fire!

I'm quite happy about the first video tutorial we made, and to give you a better explanation of my painting process, I thought about creating this post to give you more details and painting tips.


So, without further ado, let's dive into this new videotutorial!





HOW TO PAINT A PROPER BEARD



The first step is, always, painting a smooth and consistent basecoat. I use to paint using a kind of dark-chocolate undercoat, so painting an ochre colour on it may be tricky because, as any yellow tone, it doesn't cover very well on a dark undercoat. To achieve a smooth basecoat with a not-covering colour, it's always better to dilute it a bit more than usual (I usually dilute basecoat colours with a 2:1 -colour: water- ratio, while this time I diluted with a 1:1 ratio) and, with a bit of patience, to paint several thin coats (3-4 coats).

Be patient 'till you get a nice, smooth basecoat:


As usual, soon after I achieved a smooth basecoat, I gave a wash on the surface to immediately get dark shadows on recesses.

In specific, I mixed Citadel Agrax Earthshade with a bit of Citadel Technical Contrast Medium.


Now, it's time to paint the first highlights!