10 tips for painting skin tones

Painting skin tones
(Image credit: Rob Lunn)

Painting skin tones and creating accurate colour is no easy task. Getting the depth of colour spot on and capturing light and dark tones by mixing colours requires a delicate balance and a careful touch. This is especially true when you have a limited colour palette available.

Materials you'll need

- Oil paint in a range of colours (Scarlet Lake, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White, No. 1, Yellow Lake, Alizarin Crimson)

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Rob Lunn is a self-taught painter, and loves to paint in oils. His influences are Vincent van Gogh, Caravaggio and Ilya Repin. He has taught art workshops since 2012 and gets a real buzz from teaching people to draw and paint. He has contributed to Paint & Draw magazine and bookazines, and has also provided traditional art tutorials for Creative Bloq.

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