Hey SandWyrm, this is Aus-Rotten from 4 Up Cover. I'm looking for a color scheme for my Lizardmen and unfortunately I am pretty fail in the painting department. I'm looking to have the Saurus and such be cool blues and the Slann to be cool greens. That's pretty much as far as I know what I want. I'm not very good at coming up with color schemes and I'm looking for some help.SandWyrm's Reply:
I'll be using terms from my 2nd color theory article, so head here for a refresher if what I say doesn't make sense.
When you're stumped for a color scheme, it often helps to look at what nature has to offer. Typing "Colorful Lizard" into Google image search turns up quite a few possibilities, of which my favorite is this one:
Easy to paint and threatening looking at the same time. But we do need to avoid using pure black. Let's chart out a solution.
First, we'll try a straight red-cyan complement:
I like it, but let's see what an analogous scheme would look like:
You could go either way. Here's both with a Cyan (Ice Blue) marking over them. Think eyes or lizardman glyphs.
I think I'd go for the option on the right. Good luck!