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    Face/Skin tones

    A lot of my portrait art seem to have an orange-ish color to their complection and some are so light skinned, they look like vampires and such!

    for my skin tones I use (Copics) "skin white" and "Bisque". For a child's face I sometimes use "Pale Fruit Pink" with just a hint of a darker color for shadow.

    Would anyone like to disclose the way they use markers for skin tone?
    I'd love to know, PLUS I am getting ready to place a Dick Blick order soon!
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    Me too!!! Any suggestions are welcomed!

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    Watercolor pencils according to a friend who is doing portraits.
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    The ones I like are
    R01 - Pinkish Vanilla
    & sometimes shade with R02 - Flesh
    which are a bit pinkish

    and
    E0000 - Pale Fruit Pink
    E000 - Floral White
    E00 - Skin White
    & sometimes shade with E02 - Fruit Pink

    I'm not indicating mixing these, just listing them with their color groups (R & E)

    I had to look up the names because I only know them by number LOL

    What number is Bisque? I don't know that one.

    And of course, this is all presuming you're asking for Caucasian skin tones...

    I have a copic skin chart but can't seem to find it OR the website where I got it originally. (lots of help, eh? lol)

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    I don't use copics (never have), but for painting, we were taught to put a light greenish undertone down first. Thought that tip might help somehow...

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    Thanks everyone, I think I understand now that skin tone is hard to track down to one single color, or even two or three!



    *BTW....Blicks is having some kind of problem getting and keeping their Copics for sale! I've never seen so many colors back ordered all at once! Oh, I also read one of their notes saying they are in touch with Copics and looking for a resolution.
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    When you do order from Blick, remember to go through the AFA home page link so AFA gets "credit" :-)

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