Preview | Painting Skin Tones in Pastel with Alain Picard

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In this video workshop, you’ll learn how to paint six different skin tones using chalk pastels. Preview Painting Skin Tones in Pastel with Alain Picard to learn his approach to matching realistic skin tones for a variety of skin colors. You’ll be introduced to the basics of color, where Alain creates a color wheel in pastel to show how different hues and tones create the colors that can be found in various skin types. Catch a glimpse of two different skin types to be surprised by the unusual range of colors found in skin.

Then visit for access to the full-length video workshop to discover how to apply color charts and concepts of hue, shade and tone to set up a pastel palette in a variety of colors and pastel types. Follow along with Alain to create a chart for each skin type, ranging from pale skin to dark brown or black, containing nine different shades in a range of cool, neutral and warm. On the way, you’ll also learn how to apply the chart to your portraits so creating realistic skin tones in pastel becomes easy. You’ll be ready to create your own skin charts and start drawing your friends in no time!


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