Yes, those are slightly different colors, but the question remains the same regardless of color combo. Do you paint the dark first, or the light first?
The top crab goes from brown-green up to blue-green with yellow-green in there as well. I'm obviously going to have to dumb down the patterning, but I'm not sure if I should start with the blue-green and feather out to the brown-green, or start with brown-green and blend up to blue-green.
As you can see from my Marines, I'm a clean, smooth painter. I work with line highlights, layering, and freehand to make my stuff look nice-yet-plain. This mottled, mixed thing is completely alien to me. I'm just not sure where to begin!
I can probably just start slapping paint on my test pieces, since that's what they're for, but I'd prefer to set myself up for success with good advice.
Anyone have any?