Color Mixing Recipes For Portraits

Color Mixing Recipes For Portraits by William F. Powell

156 x 241mm

Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits features master mixes for an array of skin colours in oil, acrylic, and watercolour-plus recipes for hair, eye, and lip colours. Also included are a plastic colour-mixing grid for measuring out paints, as well as a handy conversion chart for finding acrylic equivalents of oil paints and vice versa. With Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits and your painting materials, follow the three simple steps to mix virtually any skin tone for your portrait:

• Match a palette of skin tones from this book to your portrait subject
• Create the Master Skin Tone Recipe for this palette using the included plastic colour mixing grid to measure each paint colour
• Follow the recipes to create all the skin tones you will need to complete your portrait-from light values to shadows.

Also featured in this book:

• Colo theory
• Tinting, toning, and shading
• Greying skin tones naturally
• Identifying facial planes
• Mouth, nose, and ear colour tones
• Eye and hair colour tones
• Watercolour skin tone recipes

With recipes for more than 500 colour combinations, Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits is your ultimate source for painting realistic skin, mouths, ears, noses, eyes, and hair. Walter Foster's best-selling Color Mixing Recipes series also includes Color Mixing Recipes for Oil and Acrylic, Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor, and Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes. These books contain hundreds of precise colour mixing combinations for realistic results, as well as acetate grids for measuring paint units.

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