Mixing skin tone

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A Bitesize guide to mixing skin colours in paint.

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Students could take photographic references of each other in a range of lighting conditions. They could then select areas from each image and try and mix matching skin tone. They should note the different colours that they use in each case and be able to explain similarities and differences. Can they explain how the basic colours used are changed by the quality of light and contrast with or reflection from surrounding surfaces?