Title: Need Help With Dried Blood
Lord Soth - March 3, 2009 10:22 AM (GMT)
I am painting up a temple and it has a stone skull on top of a pillar, I would like this stone skull to look like it has had blood oozing from it's eye sockets a long time ago. My question would be how would you paint up blood to appear dried and aged?
macknight - March 3, 2009 05:02 PM (GMT)
dried blood is actually quite dark, and thick. use thick paint of blood red first, when it dries go over it with thin layers of ink washes, maybe start with purple, then flesh, then chestnut, then black. :unsure:
Mioumboy - March 4, 2009 02:59 AM (GMT)
Old dried up blood would probably look brownish, or a dark maroon at best. Maybe start with scab red or red gore, and add some brown wash to it. Also if it's on a old statue or stone, you could give some light drybrush of gray to show that it've been washed a bit over time.
Edmund - March 28, 2009 01:39 AM (GMT)
Dear Lord Soth
As blood dries it oxidises and due to the iron content takes on a rust coloured look.
Use the same process as you do to age your skeleton's weapons and it will look just right.
MortisLegion - April 1, 2009 01:42 PM (GMT)
Love the name Lord Soth, I have the art work Lord Soth's Charge sitting above me as we speak :D. Back to the question. I've found that Baal red is good for dried blood. I sort of dab it somewhere and then press the brush into the centre of the area to create a darker spot. I did this with the bases of my Necron Flayed ones to great effect. Play around with it on a spare base or something first in case it's not what you're after but I've been pretty happy with it so far.