View Full Version : I need a flesh tone in oils...

04-09-2002, 02:22 AM
I am painting a figure in oils and I am having trouble finding a good flesh tone. Something warm. Please help me!

04-09-2002, 02:34 AM
I often hear that it's better to mix your own than to use a pre-made flesh tone. One recipe is alizarin crimson + phthalo yellow-green, plus titanium white.

Scott Methvin
04-09-2002, 12:04 PM
lead white + cinnibar + touch of yellow

04-09-2002, 06:43 PM
Various mixes of Cadmium Red Light, Yellow Ochre, Titanium White, and a touch of Cerulean Blue work wonders.

Cinnabar Scott? Oh you! :D


04-12-2002, 08:10 AM
Why dont't you show us what are you doing, so we could be more useful.
As you can see, personse answer you in different ways...
I think it would be more interesting debate around a sketch, or in-progress work.

04-12-2002, 08:31 PM
Iron oxide red (a must), an earth red, titanium white, raw umber, a bright red, ivory black, yellow ochre light, ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, in order of importance for me.

04-13-2002, 10:12 AM
A question with many answers. I would suggest checking out this lady's site she has a book on the subject which helped me a lot. http://www.chrissaper.com/
BTW she has recently joined WC and I hope she will post often.