After sharing the piece I had made from the "Happy Traveller" class by
Tam Laporte, I received a comment from a friend who asked
why these types of class are always pale skinned girls?
(not her exact words but you get the gist)
I said I had seen pages made with darker skinned girls,
but to be honest there don't seem to be that many.
I thought I'd try painting my next girl with a darker complexion..
.but she still came out quite pale.
*to be fair to myself I am extremely pale skinned
so to me she seemed much duskier lol*
Not to be bested I have tried again...
This time my girl has much deeper skin tones :D
It was a much more difficult process.
I knew just slapping down a layer of brown paint wasn't the right way to go...
instead I started with reds/blues/purples and oranges, with yellow for highlights.
You can't use white to blend like on the paler girls as it makes everything a dull grey.
Once the under-layers where in place I did use a light wash of raw umber*brown*
to tie the surface together, but it still made the skin look flat and dull....
it turned out that the bog standard "flesh" coloured paint was the best to blend and highlight with...
who would have guessed lol
Still not sure if the darker skin tones are right...
*comments not only welcome but required*
Please let me know what you think, and give any tips you may have tried.
Enjoy :D XXX