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How to Paint Faces


What’s up guys? Welcome back! I’d like to thank you all for your continued
enthusiasm towards my work. I really appreciate all your support. I get a lot of questions from people asking
about how I paint faces, so today’s video is going to focus on exactly that. On our palette here we have Cadian Flesh Tone,
now you can use whatever flesh tone you like here. I can highly recommend Vallejo Red Beige,
P3 Khardic Flesh, and also Resurrection Flesh from Fantasy and Games. They’re all outstanding. Next up we have some GW Screamer Pink. Vallejo Dark Sea Blue White And a little pool of water off to the side
for changing paint consistency. You’ll also need some Rhinox Hide, Reikland
Flesh Shade and either P3 Rucksack Tan, or GW Balor Brown. To start off we’ll mix our base colour by
taking some of the fleshtone and adding a little Screamer Pink. And then a little Dark Sea Blue. Careful that you don’t add too much, it can
alter the colour quite drastically. It’s actually kinda hard to see with this
lighting but it’s nothing a bit of Movie Magic can’t fix. There we go, much better. You can see that I’ve already painted his
face with the base tone. So what we’re going to do is now is just simply
wash the surface with some Reikland Flesh Shade. Now you don’t want this to pool too much so
just use a damp brush here to draw some of the wash off the face anywhere where it’s
over pooling. Ok so once that dries just come back in with
your base colour and start to pick out the details. So, hit the eyebrows. Slight mistake there but we can fix that with
a clean brush. The bridge of the nose. The upper half of the checkbones Then we’re going to do these little creases
at the side of the mouth. And finally the upper part of the forehead. You want to try and draw the pigment up to
where the forehead meets the hairline. Alright so for our first highlight we’ll just
add some white to our base mix and we’ll hit the same sections again but this time we’ll
cover a small surface area. For our second highlight we’ll simply add
some more white and so that you can see what’s happening more clearly we’ll go for an Extreme Close Up!!!! WARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH!!! WARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH!!! Excellent, excellent, extreme close up woo! Alright so focus on the front edge of the
checkbone this time. On the forehead we’re just going to hit where
the face joins the hairline. And we’ll highlight the upper part of the
creases at the side of the mouth. Like so. Moving on to our shading we’ll add some pink
to our base colour and we’ll thin it down with a bit of water, in order to make a glaze. Now we’re going to apply this both under the
cheeks and directly over them. And we”re going to try and pull the pigment
to the side of the face, that’s going to help round out the forehead. And just go ahead and do the same on the other
side. Add a little bit here just above the eyebrows. Ok so we’re going to take some DarkSea Blue
now and we’re going to mix that into our shadow colour. That’s going to give you this really rich
dark purple. And we’re going to glaze that into the creases
by the side of the mouth. We’ll also reinforce the shadow under the
cheekbone. And we’ll glaze over the lowerpart of the
jaw going towards the bottom of the jawline. We’ll also glaze the neck, and under the chin. Ok so just go ahead and add some Rhinox Hide
to your palette now and we’re going to make a start on the eyes. Do your best to neatly paint the eye socket,
this is going to form a frame for your eye later on. I find it’s much easier if you hold the model
side on like this. Alright so, grab some white and we’ll just
paint the eyeball. Lets go for second time lucky. When you’re doing this you want to try and
retain an outline of Rhinox Hide around the white. Alright that was close enough. Just tidy it up a bit here with some Rhinox
Hide. Next we’ll take our Rhinox Hide again and
just add it to our base colour, a bit of screamer pink. It’s not quite dark enough so we’ll just add
a bit more of each. I think that looks about right. We’re going to use this colour to line around
the teeth. To paint the teeth we’ll either use P3 Rucksack
tan, or Balor Brown from GW. I’m going to add a bit of Dark Sea Blue just
to darken it a little bit. Alright so just go ahead and paint the teeth Mix in some white and we’re going to use that
to highlight the teeth. For the lower lip we’ll add a bit of Screamer
Pink to our base colour and then we’ll just come in and do our best to hit the lip. Usually I’ll put a strong shadow under the
lip, but the beard on this guy will basically act as the shadow. So you don’t really need
to add anything extra. Again, mix in some white and use that to highlight
the lip this time. For the tongue we’re just going to add a bit
more Screamer Pink. It’s actually easier to paint the tongue first, so that you don’t
run the risk of hitting the teeth I did things a bit arse backwards here but it’s no big
deal it just makes it a bit trickier. So you can see the whole thing’s actually
quite rough but once you block in the hair to frame it it’s going to pull all the colour
together and it’s going to end up looking something like this. Alrighty! So thanks for watching guys, like
share and subscribe and I’ll see you all next time. Thanks again. Bye for now.

83 thoughts on “How to Paint Faces

  1. Your stuff is right up there with the best for how helpful it is. Detailed explanations along with the step by step AND being able to see your palette? Fantastic. Rapidly become my favourite YouTube painter!

  2. Really nice tutorial and I love the little gags here and there =) Now I just need to put it in practice =P

    And also you're such an Amazing Painter, keep up the good work =D

  3. this is extremely helpful for advanced and beginning painters. highly recommended.

    (thank you for keeping the eyes subtle, it really is important in the contemporary aesthetic)

  4. Thank you. Very well done video. Great close ups, comedy, mess ups, showing paint mixing and application. Much appreciated.

  5. how do you only have 2,5k subs. i just randomly watched your video on the armor and instantly learned how to do non metallic metall. i tried it out and it looks fabulous

  6. Again, thank you for the video. To my mind your videos show the painting process more clearly than any I've seen. And they're fun to watch too! Keep up the good work!

  7. Another awesome video, very interesting for me to see you adding in those shadows rather than just using the wash as the shadow. I always paint the eyes first, I find it's a lot easier to correct them. Going to take these tips and apply them to my next face paint 😀 Thanks for the video as always, keep them coming

  8. My favourite channels favourite channel!!! Extreme zoom in ftw Hahahah!! @kujo do you do any complex free hand stuff? I'd love to see that happening

  9. aaaaah, my big struggle is a female face. Not quite sure how to hit the under the cheeckbone. Mine tend to look a bit weird

  10. An excellent make-up work for the dancer. Be careful, the lens of the camera will be stained of paint if you make a closer zoom 😉

  11. I really LOVE your videos, they're so helpful! Mind if I ask how you did the awesome red/ orange hairs? Already saw your how to on painting hair, but could really see this haircolor work on some of my Circle Orboros minis

  12. Great video sir. Will have to employ this method in my next attempt.

    Quick question. Do you water down the paints? Just wondering what ratios you use and if you use any particular mixer to dilute the paint. Thanks n look forward to more!

  13. I agree, the best tutorials on YouTube … AND … the web, love the sense of humor 😉 I've learned a lot, thank you!

  14. Hey Kujo I was wondering if you could do a video about how you like to maintain your brushes, things to avoid, maybe bust some brush care myths ? just an idea. great video once again.

  15. What did you do around 6:20 to undo the mistake? Take a clean brush like you did earlier and "suck" up the fresh paint? I would really love to hear any tips for how to revert mistakes while painting. Thank you very much for sharing your amazing work and skills.

  16. Hey man, just want to thank you for making these excellent tutorials, I'm a commission painter myself so my budget is tight, but I will surely drop a donation when I can. Thanks again, keep up these great tutorials.

  17. Thankyou so much for this,i make and decorate cakes with gumpaste and really needed help with painting,so glad i found you! x

  18. Well, I'm a bit upset at you… I don't enjoy laughing at someone's mistakes but Mission Impossible music… record scratch… Picard. Couldn't help it.

  19. Great stuff Kujo, and I"m glad that you show some of your gaffs. It shows that even the best make mistakes. Good for those of us that make a ton of mistakes that we're not alone 😉

  20. I'm glad you show these mistakes with the eyes lol, they're such an absolute bastard to do but this gives me hope in a weird way. Comforting to know that even someone of your tremendous skill can make a mistake on the eye 😀 great work though by the way, your tutorial videos are awesome.

  21. Honestly I just base in a dark colour or black, heavily drybrush a midtone on with downward strokes, use a wash, then blend a lighter tone into the mid tone, and add sparce highlighted to the cheekbones, crown, and brow.
    I find that if you pull the viewer's attention toward the skin tones, drawing everything up while leaving many of the deeper details in shadow, you can avoid painting the eyes and mouth at all.
    It gives a dark and intimidating look, with lots of contrast, while being nice to look at.

    ALSO I SUCK AT PAINTING EYES AND TEETH

  22. All Videos great Tutorials.
    Laughed out loud when Captain Piccard appeared.
    Great sense of Humor. 👍

  23. hi. nice channel. i like your videos. when you have a minute visit my channel "Konsa Painting Studio". I would like to have you among the memers. See you soon

  24. Hey kujo. Can you please tell em again because i dont quite get wht you said in the end. you said you can see its a bit rough for now but once #$%#%#%$# its gonna pull the colour together>>>>>then it went to the complete model scene when it looks really smooth. Wht was it exactly u said to do sorry please?

  25. He said at the start he was going answer questions about painting faeces but then he showed us how to paint faces instead. Oh well, can't win em all I guess….

  26. Started painting face. Think huh don't like where this is going look up tutorial. Start adding wash oh god that's not right go over with base coat it's getting worse oh god I've been on this kit for 6 hours already. Model is stripping in the vat and I'm starting over. Methinks it's important to mention sculpt and depth of details when painting a minature. If you have something with soft features you may end up with too much paint

  27. I'm glad to see that you struggle with eyes just like us mortals. Great video. I only just stumbled across your channel recently, but I love every video thus far.

  28. VERY controlled and detailed work, the 'subtle' finish speaks (looks???) for itself! Great and CLEAR presentation in terms of info/technique/example AND such a lovely Scots accent!!! xx SF

  29. Wow. Ace tutorial here, saved and will be using it asap. Love the step by step help, better than what most others offer. Just forgot to say you need god mod skills ontop of the guide. Kudos to you and your works.

  30. This video is going to be massively helpful when I start putting it into practice. Been getting fairly good with faces but needed some good tips on shadowing so thank you for that. Two quick questions for you though. Firstly, I don’t have access to Vallejo deep sea blue at the moment, what’s a good gw alternative? Secondly been trying to play around with facial stubble do you have any tips on that? Thank you

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