Here’s another golden-oldie-vacation-repost. Since I first posted this guy, he won second place in GW Stockholm’s painting competition The Fang in 2011.

This orc is proof that models don’t need to be “dynamic” to be good. The grounded pose makes him more powerful than if he were screaming his lungs out.

The skin is based with Camo Green, and shaded with various amounts of Devlan Mud, Camo Green and Scorched Brown. Highlighs are Camo Green and an old favourite of mine – the now OOP Bilious Green. I then finished off the skin with Bleached Bone and some glazes of purple ink.

The red bits look really striking, but were deceptively simple to paint. Just Scab Red, Devlan Mud and Blood Red, with some yellow mixed in for the dragon scales on his loincloth.