Ideas for Painting Nurgle Skin
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    Hi,

    I have the Forge World Nurgle Demon Prince, that I plan to start soon.

    However I'm struggling to come up with a decent recipe for the flesh. In my had im thinking a cold blue/grey, with yellow/green lighter tones, but I not sure my painting abilities are able to pull off such a scheme.

    So I am wondering if anyone has suggestions of recipes I can try.

    Thanks for your help

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    I would probably paint this skin in the same way that I do my corpses. First thing I'd do is some underpainting with green or blue. Base coat the entire skin in one of these colors.Possibly a warm olive green or a cool blue. Next, take a mid tone color, or a color you actually want the skin to be. I'd say GW Rakarth Flesh is a good idea, but Ill go with any off white tan, like graveyard earth, or you could even take pure white and add a dot of brown. Now, you need to ensure that this is not opaque at all. It needs to be a very thin glaze so that the green or blue underneath is slightly visible, or at least its able to influence the tone on top of it. And finally, glaze on normal highlights and shadows. Simply add white to your midtone (Rakarth Flesh maybe) to highlight. Then to shade add a darker green or blue into the shadows/ You mentioned wanting to use yellow in places. Take a super thin glaze and glaze yellow around in spots, especially near highlights on the forehead. You can use a purple glaze for similar effects around the nose, etc....the good thing about Nurgle is you can experiment and add all sorts of fugly colors to the skin and it still looks good. Good luck and if you have any follow on questions feel free to ask questions. But in a nutshell, underpaint green (or blue) then put a super thin pale skin color on...together this is your basic skin tone. Then highlight, shade, and glaze like normal.
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    One thing that will really help with nurgle skin is to make it non-homogeneous. After you're done with the skin (however you do it) add some glazes and discolor the areas around the infected wounds or pustules.

    I tend to prefer some purple discoloration around wounds (the purple makes it look bruised a little, and creates a nice look overall). Reds tend to work well too, and can be quite nice if you're making the skin a little greenish to begin with.

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    thank you both for the replys and ideas. they should good. and both set of tips would compliment each other.

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    Please follow up with pics. It helps others with similar questions, whether it works out for you or not...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BloodFather of Kharnath View Post
    Please follow up with pics. It helps others with similar questions, whether it works out for you or not...
    i will do.

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