Here's part 2 of my jungle base tutorial where we'll get in to the painting process.
If you didn't catch it the other day, here's part 1 that covers sculpting vines and leaves.
Now for painting. I start with a base coat of Rhinox Hide.
While I waited for that to dry I did the highlight on the greens, which is a mix of Waggah and a lighter green (in my case vallejo sick green). You'll highlight the whole vine here along the edges of the twists to bring out the edges. The leaves get a blotchy dab coming out from the center line, but leaving the outer edges dark.
Now I go with pure sick green and highlight just the very end of the vines to simulate that lighter new-growth look. The leaves get a tighter blotchy dab along the center line, followed with a final pass with a little bit of yellow mixed in.
Now for a final little touch, I added a bit of Brown Earth Pigment. This is some unnamed Polish brand that I have no idea where I got it. I basically used it as a wash though- putting a little in to the pools of water and glazing over the tiles to make the cracks pop. You could easily do that with paint/inks. I will definitely be going back over this base a little more once the figure is done to tie the two together a bit more and we'll get in to some more washes then.
That's it! Hope you guys find that useful. If you guys see us doing anything else that you'd like some explanation on, feel free to ask. Sometimes it's hard coming up with 3 topics a week!