Mix realistic skin colors and flesh tones for painting like a pro! | MSM 14

Mix realistic skin colors and flesh tones for painting like a pro! | MSM 14



Throw away that nasty tube of “flesh colour” paint and learn how to mix realistic skin colours with acrylic, oil, or water colour paints! Follow me on Insty: https://www.instagram.com/fieldey/ and sign-up to my MadSkillz MasterClub newsletter: http://www.fieldey.com/madskillz-masterclub.html and get ready to take your art to the next level!

In this video I’ll be discussing skin undertones – how skin can appear cool pink, warm yellow or blue black and I’ll show which shades to mix to create these common colors.

I will show you a highlight colour, a mid-tone colour and a shadow colour for four different skin types: cool red fair (red heads), yellow based fair (olive skin), medium warm and also very dark.

The colours we’ll be using are: Pyrrole Red, Cadmium Red Light, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber and Prussian Blue.

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  • Cutekiddo Niinii Reply

    Oke this is actually racist because no darkskin is soo dark๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ™„

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Hazel A. Hensley Reply

    Thanks! Nice and simple ๐ŸŽจ

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Talia Carbis Reply

    Any advice for olive/middle eastern skin tones?

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • siso Reply

    Congratulations for your work! I want to ask You something. I am painting a longboard table, and i am using acrylic paint. Do I need to know how to retreat all excess dried paint, but without ruining the play? can you tell me what to do?

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • jeffrey brooks Reply

    Hej Hej would you be so kind as to list the paint names that you using in the description here, please. Thanksness you are splenderful.

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Raj Bharadia Reply

    One of the best tutorials… to mix skin tones and a great display of swatches. Guides exactly how to get that tone. Thank you!

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Midge Dosher Reply

    Asking you to leave the names of the colors used longer. I don't do short hand.

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Maryanne Wolter-Pryke Reply

    I wonder what crazy people would give Fieldy a thumbs down? I think she is fabulous! Thank you so much!

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • courtney_ciaraa Reply

    OMG THANK U SOOOOOO MUCH FOR THIS๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’– the struggle was realllll

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Daniel Hannay Reply

    Hi fieldey! Would you be using these same paints when working on a mural piece to get the same skin tones on a larger scale? Or would you stick to the paints you mention in your other video about painting murals? Thanks!

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Peter Marsden Reply

    Just found your videos! Amazing and very helpful. I need help with a certain skin tone that I have been trying to nail down. Can you help!? I'm doing an 80s theme mural and I need help with he-man's skin tone.

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Elba Baerga Reply

    Thank you๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Firstname Lastname Reply

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! ๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜š

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • BlackGirlLovesAnime6 Reply

    i love your earrings

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Ojie Papalli Reply

    thank you for sharing

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • alberto virudercci Reply

    great work "and you have beautiful eyes ๐Ÿ˜"

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Andrew LaSane Reply

    First off, thanks so much for all the great videos and tutorials! I've seen most of them several times. Could you possibly film a timelapse of a portrait with brown/dark skin in the future so we can see these tones at work?

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Darlene Conard Reply

    WOW!!!!! Your videos are so helpful Fieldey:D

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Sonya Pina Reply

    wow, what a great video. so informative. already added to my watch later list for reference

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Shahbaa Ashraf Reply

    can you suggest what kind of background should I paint for a portrait to show depression ?

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Whyamiherel0l Reply

    AMAZING VIDEO

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Glen Raven Reply

    love your channel

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Sadie Saves the Day Reply

    This is so great! I have been struggling with getting good bluish darker skin tones without having them just go green on me. Looks like I have to get some raw and burnt umber! Thanks so much! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Wandering Wade Reply

    It's interesting that you choose to use different brands of paint. Also most were tube colors except the Golden liquid raw umber. One company's raw umber (for instance) can be very different than an other one's. This is a very informative video. Well done!

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Not Tryin' To Hear You! Reply

    According to Daniel Greene, who cracked The Old Masters palette, created a swatch of over 70 colors & values that all of them used. There are two types of skin tones & he found he could have duplicated โ€œall of the directions of all those old mastersโ€™ skin tones using nothing other than black, white, red, & yellow.โ€ Rembrandt didn't have or work with all these fancy colors we have today but somehow he worked it out rather well, I would say. A sampling of mixes used are Black+red+ white= Caput Mortuum (Cardinal Purple or Mummy Brown), Black+white=cool med. blue, Black +white+yellow=med. yellow green & Black+yellow+red=a burnt umber. So, yeah…don't be afraid to use a little Ivory black..if you want to paint like the greatest artists of all time, that is.

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Crimson Taco Reply

    And your art inspired me

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Crimson Taco Reply

    Nothing just playing video games

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Crimson Taco Reply

    Hey what's up

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Crimson Taco Reply

    Uh hello๐Ÿ˜‚

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Crimson Taco Reply

    Hey

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • tim shrum Reply

    What color variants would I need for a skin tone that is more ghoulish, such as vampires and the like?

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • The Art Of Steven G Reply

    Needed this tutorial! Terrible with skin tones lol and a HUGE thank you for featuring me this time! Can't wait to see the others!!

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Karina Leef Reply

    Fabulous, thanks for this

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm
  • Lorren Hitchens Reply

    good stuff as usual @fieldey ๐Ÿ‘

    July 14, 2019 at 7:55 pm

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