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Hi all,

 

I've had a search of the forums and on Google, but I can't find a decent tutorial for olive skin.  By olive skin I mean the skin tone you naturally get around the Med.  It could be me, but I think it's slightly different to tanned white skin.  I tried using the 'darker skin' tutorials I've found and they look too pink, if that makes sense?

 

I've been trying a combo of 70% Steel Legion Drab and 30% Cadian Fleshtone, and it's kind of close, but I wondered if anyone had a better combo?  This is for the skin for my chapter, who're Ancient Egyptian Space Ninjas, and one of my Guard regiments, who're Perisan Drop Troops.

 

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Not sure if this could help you: http://www.coolminio...thnic-skintones

This might also help with a bronzed skin tone: https://m.facebook.c...id=13&__tn__=+=
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Bryan, that looks like a great resource for me so thank you!

I'm interested in adding some different tones to my VIth Legion Heresy Era (I imagine they'd be Terrans as I don't recall any canon of darker toned Fenrisians and assumed this was due to the way Fenris is, I could be wrong though and just because they're not mentioned doesn't mean they don't exist) and this is pretty handy.
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Bitzbox posted a tutorial for doing Olive skintones, maybe this can help?

 

 

Bryan, that looks like a great resource for me so thank you!

I'm interested in adding some different tones to my VIth Legion Heresy Era (I imagine they'd be Terrans as I don't recall any canon of darker toned Fenrisians and assumed this was due to the way Fenris is, I could be wrong though and just because they're not mentioned doesn't mean they don't exist) and this is pretty handy.

Iirc, the Space Wolf novels stated the equatorial tribes of Fenris had some darker-skinned people.
 


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Undiluted Fyreslayer Flesh comes out as rather olive on 'high' surfaces.
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Iirc, the Space Wolf novels stated the equatorial tribes of Fenris had some darker-skinned people.


Makes sense, I just couldn't recall the distribution of Fenris given it's a death world of extremes. Would make sense to see it closer to the equator though.

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Bryan, that looks like a great resource for me so thank you!
I'm interested in adding some different tones to my VIth Legion Heresy Era (I imagine they'd be Terrans as I don't recall any canon of darker toned Fenrisians and assumed this was due to the way Fenris is, I could be wrong though and just because they're not mentioned doesn't mean they don't exist) and this is pretty handy.


One of the Adeptus Astartes' enhancements is an organ (iirc) that controls their melonin (sp), which reacts to the levels of radiation on whichever planet they are currently on, making their skin either lighter or darker. This is the organ that malfunctions on Nocturne for the Salamanders. This means a Space Marines skin colour IS NOT set for life, and not necessarily determined by their pre-elevation genetics.
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I've had a search of the forums and on Google, but I can't find a decent tutorial for olive skin.  By olive skin I mean the skin tone you naturally get around the Med.  It could be me, but I think it's slightly different to tanned white skin.  I tried using the 'darker skin' tutorials I've found and they look too pink, if that makes sense?

 

I'd typically use a mix of white and yellow with a hint of red to paint northern European skintones. To get a Mediterranean-style olive skin. I'd add a hint of green. As the complementary colour to red, it neutralises it, making it slightly greyer without killing the vibrancy (as would happen with black). The result is less pink. 

 

In GW colour terms, I'd suggest you try adding a hint of Elysian Green or Ogryn Camo to the mix you're describing, or start from scratch and use a mix of White Scar and Yriel Yellow, with touches of Evil Sunz Scarlet and Straken Green.


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This is a fantastic video on skintones: Kujo Painting - How to Make Your Own Skintones. Although in the video all the skintones are mixed with just red, blue, yellow and white, the concepts about different tones and how to adjust them applies to using any colours.


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Bryan, that looks like a great resource for me so thank you!
I'm interested in adding some different tones to my VIth Legion Heresy Era (I imagine they'd be Terrans as I don't recall any canon of darker toned Fenrisians and assumed this was due to the way Fenris is, I could be wrong though and just because they're not mentioned doesn't mean they don't exist) and this is pretty handy.


One of the Adeptus Astartes' enhancements is an organ (iirc) that controls their melonin (sp), which reacts to the levels of radiation on whichever planet they are currently on, making their skin either lighter or darker. This is the organ that malfunctions on Nocturne for the Salamanders. This means a Space Marines skin colour IS NOT set for life, and not necessarily determined by their pre-elevation genetics.

 

 

Yep, it's the Melanchromic Organ.  Darkens in response to sunlight, and protects from radiation.

 

Thanks for the advice and links everyone.  Clearly my search terms in Google need some work! facepalm.png  I'll give things a try and post results in case anyone else tries to do this later.  One more voice to add to the collective, so to speak.

 

Tim


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