I’m painting the Primaris Captain in Gravis armour. This is my latest project, After the jump I have some progress shots with some thoughts on neatly painting bright yellow on blue.
By the Power of Guilliman, I HAVE THE POWER.
So the key to neatness is don’t be neat. Well to be more precise, be as neat as you can but don’t worry about it if you go over. To paint bright yellow on blue it’s going to take several coats of white. If you take your time and try to be neat it’ll take forever. So paint fast!
Pass my sunglasses
It’s better to concentrate on getting flat smooth coats of white and yellow down really quickly then it is keeping within the lines.
Adding depth, wow, that’s deep.
Continue painting the yellow by shading it with a Skrag Brown and Lahmian Medium. The wash mix can be messy around the edges and will probably go on the blue areas.
Steady does it, steady…
Now is the time to take your time and pick out the detail with Yriel Yellow and then Flash Gitz Yellow.
Clean up in aisle three
Finally grab your base colour, in this case Caledor Sky and tidy up around all the yellow areas. The blue goes on easily and covers up the sloppy edges really quickly. Then you can shade and highlight the armour normally.
So that’s my tip, paint messy and clean it up later. Much quicker than trying to be neat all the way through.
I've been browsing a lot of your ultramarine posts and it's inspired me to try out the oldschool red gun body & yellow crest/shoulder pads on a primaris lieutenant I'm painting at the moment. I was looking for some advice on the yellow – would you be able to provide the exact steps you used? I was assuming you used an averland sunset base from the other photos, but you went straight from white to yriel? I was worried about it looking too bright. As for the wash, would aggrax or any other pre-made wash work? This was the initial model I saw:https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JnGS7bcKcT8/WkaFhEB4nUI/AAAAAAAAKu4/WpAy4Y1FttIR6e6yXqJ8k6ruciYuizwAwCLcBGAs/s1600/DSC_8385.jpg From that I thought you were using a screaming skull highlight instead of flash gitz. Advice on the gun would also be appreciated.
Sorry for all the questions!
Thanks, I've really enjoyed seeing your work.
Thanks for the nice comments.
Tutorial for yellow
Tutorial for Red bolter
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This is a really good tip increasing your painting speed in general – 'dress' the miniature in paint from the most recessed parts to the top layers and you can tidy up as you go along, try it the other way round and you'll probably end up getting paint on something you've already finished.