Small areas with a lot of detail (like faces) don't really need the final step, it's mostly large rounded areas (squigs' bodies and orcs' muscles) that crave this attention since they benefit from as many tones as possible.
It probably goes without saying, but it's also best not to overload your brush.
@Draykorinee I was always a clicker and never got along with key binding, hah.
I'm sure you'd be able to find some decent tutorials on YouTube for blending, or even here on CN! I don't think my blending is particularly good, hence the reason I hit the lightest colour then go back to the previous layer to straighten things out. Hey ho, it seems to work alright though
@Farmer7574 Thanks, and yes, I really should... Being a mod here takes most of the time though. The paradoxical thing is that I'm a film director and therefor should be pretty enthusiastic about taking pictures.
Orcs are also an additional army for me and I am getting ready to get all those lots of dudes painted someday and you have here a fine piece of inspiration. Not only you are using a desert/dryland theme as I intend to do, but also all of your orcs colors are quite dulled - I really like that. And that's quite unlike WoW orcs, isn't it? I remember that blizzard games are usually VERY colorful. But well, nvm.
Sweet work on the skin and I appreciate the tutorial you posted earlier. I guess I also need to get some consistent method of doing it - undeads can have different skintones, but orcs should be consistent. Also, that part with the final highlight and blending it with the previous color - I need to try that. Painting all the numbers of dudes and still keeping them well and clean painted must be quite a task, isn't it?
I'll keep an eye on this thread and I'll surely come back here for some inspiration later Cheers and good luck
@Borgnine Cheers buddy. I've done them in WoW colours and based them like a place like Durotar or Badlands. I like the reddish arid landscape, but haven't decided on how to finish the bases yet, dead or scorched grass. I've used those colours, more or less, but didn't want the vividness of the WoW palette, so dulled them down.
Yeh, that many orcs have taken a fair bit of time. Doing 10 boyz at a time was a bit of a drag because of the skin, but the goblins were pretty straight forward to do. I've nearly finished getting this army to where I want it to be now and it'll only be several weeks until I can wrap it up and start getting some paint on my VC guys. I might need to pick your brains too, if you don't mind.
Cheers for the comments and glad you like what you see.
@Borgnine Cheers! Well these models are awesome, so you've got that waiting for you when you're back in Poland! (I guess you're studying/working abroad?)
The one with the shield seems to have more areas to paint than meets the eye... But that's just my picky choice of colours. I was going to do the shield red like my banners but it looked too colourful, so I painted it like black metal in my army.
@ObliviJohn Thanks man, I like to have everything looking tidy on my minis. I remember hearing that Finnish people always take a little longer to do things but do a good job rather than half of one. I'm not Finnish, but hey, like they do in Finland!
@Tjhammer Cheers! Unfortunately I haven't been keeping up with it but that be changing soon!
I've been on a bit of a painting hiatus lately due to the brutally humid weather over here in China. I got 5 hoppers and a few more squigs done at the end of July but have yet to get some decent pictures of them. I'll try to get them done this week as this plog has been a bit dormant lately.
Gladly it has cooled down, and look what showed up in the mail:
These guys are the last ones required to finish the unit (for now), then I'll be cracking on with my VC.