Thursday, April 4, 2013

From Chuck's Desk: Easy Yellow Tutorial

 Hello everyone after my last post Nathan Watt from Nathan's Fiction Sphere asked me to take a look at some models he had recently worked on.  Nathan was trying to tackle the color yellow which for a lot of painters including myself was always a serious pain.  A little while ago I was working on these Malifaux minis and discovered a quick effective way to paint rich looking yellows.  I explained the method to Nathan last night but pictures always help so here are some pics of the finished product and some simple directions on how its done.

 I start off with Iyandan Darksun thinned or Averland sunset which is Iyandans replacement color over a light grey base coat.  I then wash with Casandora Yellow pretty heavily which creates a nice deep yellow orange effect over the entire area.
The same yellow you used prior to wash is then used in very thin layers to cover any unwanted stains from the wash and slowly blend the area up to a lighter shade. Finally I used the next shade up of citadel paints which was golden yellow and is now Yriel Yellow to pick out edges and raised areas.

So thats it pretty simple with minimal steps and I am sure you could add in some steps to create an even richer effect.  I hope that helps you out Nathan and if anyone else has tips for Nathan check out his blog Nathan's Fiction Sphere.


  1. Chuck- Your stuff is looking sexy! You beast!

  2. Thanks cant wait to get some games in when you get here! Hurry up damn it!

  3. I know I know! I'm working on my time accelerator but I don't think it'll be done until the 12th.

  4. Murder Mitten Mafia, Muskegon Michigan, represent! (Where the paints are manufactured...I was told)