Last year I made up some special skin tone paint out of some spare paint (a random combo of Daniel Smith paints: Yellow Ochre, Minnesota Pipestone Genuine and Potter’s Pink) but this year I think I’m going to stick to my usual combo of Daniel Smith Monte Amiata Natural Sienna and Winsor and Newton Potter’s Pink.
Please note: My local area is made up almost entirely of caucasian and asian people so I don’t have a lot of experience mixing darker skin tones. I use a little transparent red oxide when I do, but really need to explore this further.
I can’t survive without Potter’s Pink when it comes to sketching people and it looks like my supply is low!
And for the record, this year my challenge involves 100 watercolour people sketched on location. Please note that this challenge does not require you to sketch people on location and you can easily join in from the comfort of your own home using an app like Sktchy for some reference photos.
More prep coming later in the week.
For full details on the challenge please check out this page on Marc Taro Holmes’ site.
If you don’t have any go-to mixes and you want to use watercolour for the OneWeek100People challenge, it’s a great idea to do some testing now!
What are your favourite skin colour mixes? I know some of you shared last year (thanks!) but is your favourite mix still the same?