Sunday, September 22, 2013

My Flesh Palette

These are the colors I use for painting human skin. It can be tedious to mix up a palette this complex everyday, but I've found that the more thought out my working space is, the more likely I will get what I want in the painting. First I lay out colors from the tube across the top. Next I mix fairly large amounts of the hues in the bottom row. Finally I mix the tints in the second row. I intermix them all as needed when painting. Mars black is cool enough to serve as a blue in almost all cases. I'm posting this so my students can print it out and bring it to class, but anyone is welcome to make use of it. Use matte photo paper for best results.

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