Paint Better Portraits: Realistic Skin Tones
Paint Better Portraits: Realistic Skin Tones
Brian Neher
Mix, blend and paint true-to-life skin tones for more realistic portraits.
Curiously Similar
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Paint beautiful portraits of children that capture the vibrant spirit of youth!
Nanette Fluhr
Nanette Fluhr
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Paint realistic portraits from photographs. Learn essential oil techniques to achieve convincing dimension, lifelike skin tones, refined facial features and more.
Suzanne Brooker
Suzanne Brooker
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Study the methods of van Eyck and Rubens to create radiant, jewel-like paintings!
Andrew Conklin
Andrew Conklin

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There are two words that give many novice painters a shudder: skin tones. That's because painting flesh in acrylic can be a daunting task, especially if you're hoping to render skin lifelike and dimensional rather than dull and flat. (And unless you're painting, say, LEGO characters, you probably are!)
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