Of course, we need to understand that here we can only give a recommendatory nature of mixing, since for each type of paint – watercolor, acrylic, batik, gouache, tempera or nitra – the components should have their own.
Next, I will show two main ways to mix paints to obtain a bodily color for guaasha. With regard to guaashi, and this, as you know, overlapping heavy paint, the composition for the first method can be like this: red, yellow, white and blue. So, the first thing you need to do is to take a palette, it will be necessary to mix paints on it, and then transfer them to paper. Do not forget to wash the brush every time before dipping it in a different color.
1.) Mix three colors: red, yellow and blue. At the output we get a dark color (2.), similar to brown – this is normal, this is the basis that we will further light up in order to get the shade that is on the original.
3.) Add white and yellow to the resulting dark lobes. If the original skin is dark, 4.) Add a little red to the resulting color.
There are a lot of nuances in this matter. Much will depend on the color of the skin and materials that you draw. It will not be unimportant what you draw and for what purpose. If we are talking about a professional portrait with oil paints, then the skin color will also depend on illumination. And if you draw the skin in the light, only colors are used, if there are others in the shade, colder.
In the simplest version, to make the ‘bodily color’, you need to mix yellow with brown and add red. If we are talking about watercolor paints, then the resulting colors must be diluted with water so that they are less saturated. You can also experiment with other colors, the main thing is not to add a lot of cold shades. If you draw with gouache paints, then everything will be much simpler, since the palette has a white color that will reduce color saturation when adding it.
To get a bodily color, you need to mix ocher, white, very little yellow and a little red . The more white, the lighter the skin. Ocher here should be the most. I hope you get a bodily color.
And what do you draw? Oil? Watercolor?
But even having decided on the choice of the type of paints, we will take into account that there is no one universal recipe for making a flesh -color paint and cannot be. This is an art, and it is always a ‘flight of fantasy’ can only deduce some pattern of using colors, while the author sets the author’s experience and his vision of the picture..
Compilation of flesh -colored paint from oil paints.
Take Belila on the basis. As a decrease in the number, I will list the ton colors that we will add to Beliles on the palette –
After any introduction (adding) each of the colors, mix the mass thoroughly.
To emphasize the shadows against a background of bodily color, you can add a little umbra or sienna.
Compilation of flesh -colored paint from watercolor colors.
Here the principle of color formation (shade) itself is different. The degree of brightness of the shade depends on the color of the color of the underlying background.
Instead of Belil, we will have a white background of a leaf. To apply the main background of the face, two primary colors will be enough. In a few drops of water on the palette, stir the red color, making it pink. Add a little yellow to it. Our main color is already ready. Now you can ‘regulate’ naturalness, mixing one or another color.
For a model of flesh -colored, you can take the skin color of Maria Lopukhina, on the portrait of Borovikovsky. We can say that he very perfectly conveyed the naturalness of this complex shade.
To get the bodily color, the following colors are needed: red, yellow, blue, white color. All four colors are mixed in equal amounts. After lightening, you can white and yellow flowers.