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*Teaching points: color layering, skin tones, shading technique
Skin Colors: (easiest if you follow the order below)
For light skin:
- Very, very faint layer of yellow
- Light layer of orange
- Light layer of light brown
- Light layer of red
- Very, very faint layer of blue (or green) (to subdue
the color brilliance)
For dark skin:
- Step 1: same as above (very
- Steps 2-4: gradually and
smoothly build up more layers, achieving more pigment (color)
- Step 5: same as above (very
|The peach and brown pencils that come in
our pencil sets really aren't very much like real people colors. You can
achieve much more beautiful colors of all skin types if you layer colors.
A basic recipe for skin is at left.
inventing a silhouette (outline) form that conveys the 'shape' or 'essence'
of a human person... The shape should occupy a space that you can easily
layer colors in, say about 2 x 3". Repeat this shape 7-10 times, filling
you page with an interesting arrangement.
shape, experimenting with different densities of the nearby "skin tone
recipes". Vary the amounts of colors to create a page full of people
who represent a wide range of skin tones from light to dark.
background, or perhaps create interlocking borders: something to give the
page a unified appearance.|
|Tips: **Make smooth
layers (essential for good results) **You can go back and add to layers,
but you can't take layers off- so start off slowly ** Too much yellow will
make the skin too orange **Too much yellow and blue will turn the skin green
**Too much blue will make the skin gray|
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