colors to use in skin

by kevin bentley
(nashville ,tn,usa)

when doing portraits I start out with a light cream color for a foundation and do shadows in blue's browns and red. The under layer of skin has so many colors underneath.

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by: Brit

Thanks for the info. I also use violet color or blue in light skin tones, and green in dark skin tones.

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by: Anonymous

Thanks a lot for sharing this tip with us, really beautiful and inspiring artwork, I have a question regarding the color combination mentioned in the tip, especially the part of shadow colors, including blue, brown and red ... This can be applied for all kinds of skins??

Best regards

Khaled

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WWOOOWW
by: Anonymous

very wonderful portrait...I would love to paint that good! Inspiring.x

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Really meant each word...
by: Hala

Hi Kevin

I am a beginner, so did not considered myself qualified to critique your work but really liked it, and hope to be one day as good :-) Please share more of your tips and wonderful work

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thanks hala
by: Anonymous

Thanks hala your comment warms my heart

Kevin Bentley

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So beautiful
by: Hala

Hi

Thanks for sharing... the portrait is so beautiful, I don't know what is so special about it but it captured my eyes, really lovely work.

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by: Mary Fraser

Stunning painting and thanks for the tips, I haven't used browns and love the effect.

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by: bentley's portraits

Thanks for the compliments it means a lot I learn a lot from other pastel artist as well.
Thanks

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Wonderful
by: Anonymous

What a beautiful portrait. I never thought about painting the way one would put on makeup.

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by: Marilyn

Thanks for the tips, your painting is fantastic.

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Lena Horne
by: hooblert

Thanks for the tips. Almost sounds like you're building makeup the way my wife does it. Neat concept.

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Wow!
by: Lana

Wow-wow!! What a portrait!

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