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Mixing Flesh Tones

Discussion in 'Oils' started by chippy, Apr 3, 2020.

  1. chippy Well-Known Member

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    I saw this on Facebook . Very interesting and as a lot of us have much more time on our hands it might be worth a try . It's a bit of a long video but try and watch until the end

    enjoy and stay safe
    chippy
  2. Forté A Fixture

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    Well the title is misleading as it also includes white and black.

    I've seen portraits painted using burnt umber, ultramarine blue, and titanium white. Can easily paint skin with just those three.
  3. chippy Well-Known Member

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    I think it is because Black and White are not actually classified as colours . But it's still bloody amazing ;)
    chippy
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  4. Warren SMITH Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Chippy, the artist is truly amazing... I have been using burnt umber and white oils, which works reasonably well... For my standard anyways.. will have to give this a try...

    Smithy.
  5. Forté A Fixture

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    Black and white dont really exist in light but at paint they are usually more a blue or red colour. That's why some black colours can be used well to make blues and why titanium white (a blue bias colour) can muddy reds.

    This is a useful vid for colour in general if you're going down the whole colour mixing rabbit hole.



    And the follow up.

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  6. Henkm Well-Known Member

    Just for exercise, I painted a figure with titanium white, yellow ochre and cobalt purple only. That goes mostly ok but with no separate shadow colour, I found it difficult to avoid too much colour saturation in the shadows. Anyhow, my start for flesh tones is tit white and yellow ochre, optional with some burnt sienna if I want it more pinkish (maybe I'm influenced by all the Asian skin around me?).
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  7. yellowcat A Fixture

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  8. Ned Ricks Active Member

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    The video was an interesting view. I admire the artist's ability and the result.

    Curiously, the mixing was done with the brush, rather than by palette knife.

    Thanks for sharing the video, Chippy.
    N
  9. chippy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys some and some interesting variations that look worth trying out
    chippy
  10. Sgt. Red Active Member

    Do anyone have tips for painting asian skin?
  11. yellowcat A Fixture

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  12. George New Member

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    Dear Yellowcat, when I click on your link; it says I don't have permission to open it? George
  13. Banjer Well-Known Member

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    I believe Felix (Yellowcat) has removed his content from PF. I think he will share it person to person if contacted by PM.

    Bill
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  15. yellowcat A Fixture

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    Please check your PM.
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  17. Banjer Well-Known Member

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    PM sent.

    Bill
  18. yellowcat A Fixture

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  19. Jimbow New Member

    Dear Yellowcat, I don’t know how to send you a PM. It must sound silly, but I really don’t. Thank you in advance, Jim
  20. theBaron A Fixture

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    Jimbow, if you click on his avatar (the little picture of Toshiro Mifune,) a small window will open and overlay this page. In that window, you will see a number of options, including "Start a conversation". That is our private message (PM) feature.

    Hope that helps, prost!
    Brad
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