this time I will talk a little bit of how painting tiny faces. As a lot
of Miniatures are really detailed (Darksword, I´m looking at you), one
can paint incredibly detailed faces without having to resort to
For example, this is the face of the Song of Ice and Fire Series Mini,
Ser Loras Tyrell, the eyes are perfect sculpted, facial features are
well defined, the mini is just really joy to paint.
Color recipe (all Vallejo Model Colors):
50/50 Chocolate Brown / Tan Earth
50/50 Tan Earth / Cork Brown
50/50 Light Flesh/Beige Red
Skin variance and shadows: Burnt Cadmium Red
Most important here is a good brush, a WN7 1 long is the best tool for
that in my opinion. Even the tiny reflection dot in the eye can be
painted with that amazing brush.
Two base Layers were applyed with 1:1 Paint/Thinner Medium, after that
about 2 times more water was added and all the highlights/shadows were
glazed/layered, the importance here is that your paint is really wet,
but you have to take the water out of the brush before going onto the
miniature. I use a lintless microfibre cloth for that.