The Color of Flesh
The flesh palette
Ways to mix flesh colors. Covino, Sanden, optical mixes, my approach. Chris Saper's book includes flesh color recipes.
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Zhaoming Wu's flesh palette for his study of a man's head. (The photo of the painting was posted by his student, Shannon Chen.)
1 Highlight
2a Light 1
2b Light 2
2c Light 3
3 Halftone
4 Core shadow
5 Reflected light
6 Cast shadow
Optically mixed flesh colors. A detail from Scott Burdick's Colors of Africa, 2011.
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Caption. Yim Mau-Kun's oil painting demonstration at the International Book Fair, 2012. (Click to enlarge.)
My copy of Yim Mau-Kun's Lady in shimmering light (oil on canvas, 20 x 24, 2002). For the halftones, I added ultramarine violet or ivory black to a flesh mixture.
Examples from art
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