Step by step: Night Lords lightning

Hi! I want to share with you today how I paint the lighting bolts on the Night Lords armour.

First of all, we need to decide where we are going to paint the lightning. Normally in my case, I choose the shoulder pads, the arms or the legs and not usually a small lightning on the brest plate. We will iluminate the area whe the lightning bolts are, I always imagine the lighting of the NLs like a holographic device where images of actually lighting bolts are represent. Therefore I highlight the area because when a lightning strikes iluminate the surroundings where it strikes.

Secondly we will painting the area where we want to put the lightning with a mixture 50/50 of vallejo prussian blue and vallejo blue green. We must thin down much the mixture and blend over the surface like a glaze, I normally use citadel lahmian medium or directly water. Be patient and blend the mixture carefully over the surface. If the paint is too dry thin it down again.

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As second highlight, add a tip more blue green to the mixture and repeat the previous step but in a smaller area.

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For the lightings, we mix white with a tip of prussian blue and thin it down too a little. Then put only a very little paint on the brush (use a thin tip brush) and go from the down part of the area upwards, always from down to the top. Look to fotos of real lighting bolts to take inspiration.

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I hope this step by step can help you to paint your lighting. Take it easy and pait it with patience, the results are worth it 🙂 Happy painting!

 

 

 

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