Tutorial: How to paint green glowing eyes.

Posted: November 10, 2013 in 28mm Figures, Miniatures, Painting, Uncategorized, Warmahordes

So my friend cuppaccinogaming advised a few people had commented on her current WIP link asking how she attained her green eye glow, I used the following formula and technique on my current WIP to demonstrate this process.
Please ignore my horrible photography.

COLOURS USED:
GOBLIN GREEN (GW)
MOOT GREEN (GW)
COELIA GREENSHADE (SHADE GW)
FLASH GITZ YELLOW (GW)
SKULL WHITE (GW)
WAYWATCHER GREEN (GLAZE GW)

STEP 1:
First step was to paint the area in which you want the glow with Goblin Green (GW), which is a nice base for the glow.
I know Goblin green is now no longer in print but you should be able to find a medium green to begin with.

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STEP 2:
I’ve then washed the area with Coelia Greenshade (GW) wash which will add the shadow necessary for the glow.20131110-152335.jpg

STEP 3:
Then highlighting with Moot Green (GW), focusing on an area of glow sourcing itself from a certain point, in this case the eye is the central point of glow, when completing a model with two eyes simply make both eyes the focal point of the glow.

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STEP 4:
Then adding Flash Gitz Yellow(GW) to the Moot Green(GW) mix on the Wet Palette, I then begin a more extreme level of highlight focusing on the tips and areas closest to the glow’s focal point.20131110-152342.jpg

STEP 5:
The Moot Green(GW) and Flash Gitz Yellow(GW) gets a small amount of Skull White Added to it and with each layer of paint more White is added to the mix.20131110-152350.jpg

STEP 6:
A final layer of just white is added to the eye itself to give it the illusion of light source – White being the brightest point. I then Give the entire area a wash of Waywatcher Green (GW) to give it a good gradient.
Then I go back and touch up the face area around the glow.

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Below is a picture of the blend on the Wet Palette and the colours used.

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Comments
  1. YAY Glowing effect. Now to link the universe to your blog!

  2. dave2718 says:

    Thanks for sharing – I reckon this layering of colour will work for other combinations too. Now to the work bench to test some reds …

    • theWurmwood says:

      Sure will, I’ve done oranges, greens, purples, yellows, and reds.
      My suggestion for red is to finish with oranges and don’t add any white, you add white and you will get pink.
      There’s a brown called Vomit Brown which is a great final highlight.

  3. Fomorian says:

    How did you do the jade green on the armour? Which colors do you use?

    Best regards 🙂

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