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In this painting tutorial, he shows how to paint really detailed Dark Angels Space Marines. It’s a pretty easy way to get a really cool effect without a ton of effort.
How to Paint Dark Angels Armor: Galharen Tutorial
He starts off by priming the model black. Just one other thing to note, he’s going to show the majority of the techniques on the one leg, but you can just extrapolate that to the rest of the model. Let’s see how to do it!
He starts with Nuclear White from GSW and does a zenithal highlight from the top down with the airbrush. Next, he uses Viridis Green and hits the majority of the model with this, and the zenithal will naturally highlight the model.
Now we’re going to move on to the brushwork. The three colors we’re going to be using for this are Virdis Green, Hunter Green, and Flubber Green. He puts all three onto the wet palette along with Banana Split. His first color is Hunter Green; for this highlight, he tries to follow the Zenithal highlight from before for the light source.
To then smooth the transitions, he mixes in the Virdis Green and hits the slight outside of where he was painting before.
Next, he adds Flubber Green to the mix and does some much higher highlights, as well as throwing in some small lines in the darker areas to add some flavor. The higher he goes in layers and highlights, the more the mix leans towards Flubber Green. For the final highlights, he adds a little bit of yellow.
He painted the rest of the armor in the interim here, but with the same steps we just looked at. Next, he takes the Banana Split and does the highest highlights with just this color. Don’t go overboard here, or you will really take away some of the vibrant green.
Have you tried Painting Dark Angels armor yet?
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