Es­tab­lish­ing the colour in the por­trait piece

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Now we be­gin to es­tab­lish the colour for the flesh. Look for mid­dle val­ues in the light side and avoid the high­lights for now. Like Franken­stein’s cre­ation, parts are com­ing to­gether, but it still looks a lit­tle mon­strous. Don’t panic – slow and steady work will win the day. Keep your flesh colours sim­ple, us­ing only two or three pig­ments.

Keep the “mud” out of your colours by mix­ing with like-tem­per­a­tures. You can neu­tralise your colours with a grey of the same value. Let your shad­ows stay trans­par­ent and keep white out of your shadow mix­tures. This will help you avoid “chalky” flesh.

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