In Art 2, I currently have a project where I'm working with color pencils, specifically Prismacolors.
I'm not too experienced with them, especially with skin tone, which I really need help with. Whenever I look over my shoulder and look at my fellow classmate's artwork, I get jealous because her skintone looks amazing- it looks like a few notches down from hyperrealism. She is one of the best artist in the class, so am I, and another small group in Art 2.
I'm having a lot of trouble with skin tone. I either press too hard or use the wrong colors, and I don't overlap them lightly as I should. I restarted on the project, so now I'm about three weeks worth of work behind.
I'm having trouble with my faces(and yes its me) so I have to have a lot of colors to work with(I have the Prismacolor Premier color pencils in a set of 24)
Ignore my foot, I'm double jointed. . .
I put a lot of freaking white around my eyes on the first face because I used the green undertone too dark, and I gave up darkening my face in the second one.
Notes I have right now:
Keep Pencil Sharp
Slowly build color to intensity(if blending)
Use accent colors to attract interest
Use complementary colors to make more vivid darks
Green/Blue undertones for dark areas
Yellow in light areas
Light layer of peach
Blend red in medium tones
Light layer of white
Blue, purple, or brown in dark areas
Gahhhhh. . . I wish I had my Prismacolor blender, but I let my friend borrow it and he keeps forgetting to bring it back ;_;
I have trouble with everything, because I really don't know how to vary my pressure, and I think I choose too dark of a color on everything.
Any more tips with prismacolors? Note that I restarted on a new sheet, and that these shown are my first works. I just need more tips so I don't repeat my mistakes, mainly on darkening.
Also if you can suggest a color palette for both my faces, that would really help =3
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