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Sylvaneth: Treeman Ancient's Autumn leaves



To kick things off - my current army (almost finished) is Sylvaneth. I started off with Allarielle and followed Duncan's video, but from then on I followed my own path. I'll go through my paint lists and post a few models in due course, but a quick snippet to start with:

While the Dryads and Treeman leaves are nice and spring-fresh in shades of green to yellow, I wanted to mark out the Ancient as, well... older. So I decided to give him more autumnal colours by way of contrast. So in a spare moment (!) today I did a little test on the larger leaves hanging off the staff.

I used quite a range to get a dynamic contrast, in the following order, from middle to outside of the leaf:

  • Xereus Purple
  • Screamer Pink
  • Khorne Read
  • Mephiston Red
  • Evil Sunz Scarlet
  • Wild Rider Red
  • Squig Orange
  • Jokaero Orange
  • Averland Sunset

So... these are bigger leaves than the normal ones growing out of the body, but probably overkill all the same. Ultimately I decided that XP/SP were probably a step too far on one end, so I repainted starting with KR, building out the main body of the leaf through to SO. Then the edges just highlighted with JO (more recessed edges) and AS (for tips of edges).

This repaint worked more effectively, I think. It's not particularly neat, so I'll go back and improve, but from 12" away the effect is reasonably striking.

For the smaller leaves, I will likely just use KR/MR/WRR/JO/AS stages.


Autumn leaves test.png

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