Thursday, 14 February 2013

Tutorial: Painting Shiny Yellow Gold

Gold is always a tricky colour to paint and recently I have been experimenting with yellow golds to use in my Ultramarine army. Here is how I will be doing all my Ultramarine golds from now on, I find it has a brilliant yellow tint to it which is perfect for second companies! Here is what you will need:

Averland Sunset
Seraphim Sepia
Auric Armour Gold
Agrax Earthshade
Runefang Steel
Biel-Tan Green Shade
Druchii Violet Shade

Steps 1 & 2

Step 1: Basecoat the entire area that you want in a slightly watered down Averland Sunset - cover all the areas with a nice coat, even in the recesses, we will fix those shortly.

Step 2: Wash the entire area with Seraphim Sepia. This will give you a nice outline to work with in the next step.

Step 3

Step 3: Paint a layer of Auric Armour Gold onto all but the deep recesses. I find that this is done straight out of the pot as the paint is fairly thin in itself, and the original basecoat will really bring out the colour and shine.

Step 4

Step 4: Put a wash of Agrax Earthshade in the recesses only. This will give the gold real depth and make the colours pop out.

Steps 5, 6 & 7

Step 5: Paint a gentle highlight of Runefang Steel on to where the light would catch the gold.

Step 6: Wash all the gold areas with a light wash of Biel-Tan Green.

Step 7: Finally, wash all the gold areas with a light wash of Druchii Violet.

The finished article!

After that, you're done and you can go have a victory sip of coffee or tea or whatever you're drinking. You deserve a break!

1 comment:

  1. That is looking great, maybe one of your best paint jobs.
    Thanks for the tutorial it will come in handy.