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Monday, April 18, 2011

Do you know how to create realistic flesh tones??

This is another way of creating flesh tones using white, yellow,vermillon and ivory black.
            
             The success of a painter depends on the ideas, vision and the ability to bring out the right shades of colors on his palette. Mixing colors is quite a difficult task, and bringing out the right shade can be next to impossible. Getting the flesh tone to paint the portrait of loved ones, can get you vexed, because you dont want your GF/BF to look green or purple in the portrait, that will be ridiculous :-P so i thought of sharing with you guys, MY way of mixing flesh tones, though i am not a portrait artist, i use flesh tones for abstracts ... and here is my recipe...

Light flesh tones : 

colors required:   white, red, yellow, and burnt sienna/green.

method:              Take one part of red, seven parts of white, one part of yellow, and a little bit of burnt sienna or green.. When you mix the white and red, you will get a pink, and when you add yellow to it, you get peach, later when you add burnt sienna or green, you should get a light flesh tone. you just have to add red and burnt sienna or green to it to make it dark.

Medium flesh tones:

colors required:    red, yellow,ochre and burnt sienna/green.

method:                with more parts of yellow and ochre, mix a little bit of red and burnt sienna or green to get a medium flesh tone

Dark flesh tones:

colors required:    red, burnt sienna, burnt umber and ultramarine blue

method:               Take maximum parts of red and add a little bit of burnt sienna, burnt umber and ultramarine, to get a dark flesh tone, if you think its darker than what you wanted jus add a little bit of red and white , it should work.



DO NOT WASTE MONEY ON BUYING READILY AVAILABLE FLESH TONES, BECAUSE THEY DONT WORK MOST OF THE TIME .

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