Flesh tone is one of the most difficult color to mix. There are commerically available colors for it, but they tend to be too pinkish. I always mix my own flesh tones because I can have complete control, but it has taken me a very long time to know what I'm doing. Different techniques also call for different mixtures.

My goal in painting flesh is so that all the color makes gradual transitions over to another (just like a real human being), and prevent areas where you can tell immediately that a different color has been painted on.

A. Mixing flesh tones - I mix 3 different colors for fleshtones: basic, highest highlight and deepest shadow colors.over the Here are some receipes that I have used before:

B. Airbrushing -
C. Oil painting - see the oil section for tools and general info.
D. References: Shep Paine's Kalmbach book on how to make scale model figures is great, I learnt most of my techniques from it, and made my own modifications. I was interested in using oil from reading Gremlin's how-to article on oils.

I think I spent a lot more time doing flesh tones than other people, but hey, painting flesh is really the only reason I got into the hobby in the first place

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