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    Painting A Dinosaur the MadPonies way!
    This guide will give a quick, easy, and effective method of painting dinosaurs, lizards, lizardmen, or other figures with reptillian skin.It may work bes on fantasy figures or dinosaurs, as then no one can tell you the flesh is innaccurate.  :-)  For this guide I will use  Deinychus figures from Copplestone Castings.

    1. Starting from black primer, the lower half is done in a medium cork brown.

    2. The same areas are gone over with a thinnish coat, fairly fast and not
    paying too much attention to complete coverage. This is not really a
    drybrush technique, but the effect is similar in smaller areas. The wetness
    and thinness of the coats makes this fast, and still gives some layering and
    texture at the same time. Coat #2 is the color from #1 with more yellowish
    sand colors added.

    3. a mix of the #2 with a lot of off-white added, and a more drybrush-like
    technique to get some skin texture jumping out.

    4. dark-medium green applied everywhere else.

    5. Using the same technique as #2, we now add light green to the medium

    6. Same as above but now more light green.

    7. Same as #6 but all light green.

    8. Now add some lime-green to the light green. Also I did some very light
    drybrusing of the offwhite from the lower areas, and intentionally brough it
    over the green in some spots to blur the borders a tiny bit.

    9. Hit all of the green areas with more lime-green. The flutes of skin along
    the neck get some yellow, then yellow + off-white.

    10. The highest green areas get a light brushing with the yellow. All the
    beige flesh gets some liberal brown ink everywhere, then more targetted in
    along the muscles, and under the tail etc.

    11. Black mixed with black ink for splotches and stripes!

    12. The black stripes get lightly highlightes in the centers. The original
    medium green + light grey + black ink.

    13. The eyes get painted white. The claws and teeth done in brown.

    14. A black dot for the pupil, and the eyes are glazed with TCR. Teeth and
    claws get brown + ivory, then pure ivory, then brown ink.

    Finish up the bases and you're all set.  Now it's time to go steal eggs from smaller reptiles, and snack on
    the weak. Rooooaaaaarrr!

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