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Creating Skin Tones - Part 2

Applying the darker tones (listed below) to the dried faces.

Now that we know the back bone of how to go about choosing and adding our colors, we can look closer at the color mixing.


Skin Color Mixing

Each of these color mixes, derived from one yellow, one red, and one blue, can be darkened or lightened by the amount of water added.


For richer hues, less water (between milk and yogurt). For lighter hues, more water (tea). Also there are MORE colors you could create from the primaries for each face. Yet these are the more "skin tone" mixes.


Because by adding a tiny bit or a lot of pigment can change the color dramatically, I have made a small 'KEY' to denote how much pigment (paint) I added to each mix. It may look complicated, but just read them slow and one at a time as you go through the faces. ;)

* Equal parts of pigments in mix
> Less than other pigments in mix
< More than other pigments in mix

Face #1

New Gamboge, Quin Coral, Dioxazine Violet

  1. * New Gamboge + * Quin Coral

  2. * New Gamboge + * Quin Coral + > Dioxazine Violet (tea form)

  3. * New Gamboge + * Quin Coral + > Dioxazine Violet (milk form)

  4. < New Gamboge + Dioxazine Violet

  5. < New Gamboge + Quin Coral + > Dioxazine Violet

  6. > New Gamboge + * Quin Coral + * Dioxazine Violet

  7. * New Gamboge + * Quin Coral + > Dioxazine Violet


Face #2



  1. * New Gamboge + * Quin Coral

  2. * New Gamboge + * Quin Coral + > Phthalo Blue

  3. * New Gamboge + * Quin Coral + * Phthalo Blue

  4. * New Gamboge + < Quin Coral + * Phthalo Blue

  5. * New Gamboge + * Quin Coral + < Phthalo Blue

Face #3


Palette used for Maude Fealy piece

  1. * Quin Gold + * Permanent Rose

  2. Quin Gold + < Permanent Rose

  3. * Quin Gold + * Permanent Rose + > Phthalo Blue

  4. Quin Gold + < Permanent Rose + > Phthalo Blue

  5. * Quin Gold + * Permanent Rose + * Phthalo Blue

  6. * Quin Gold + > Permanent Rose + * Phthalo Blue