third addition to the Skin Illustrator color system is the Dark Flesh
Tone palette. Designed as the follow-up to the original Flesh Tone
palette, the Dark colors complete the entire range of flesh tones.
When combined with the FX and light Flesh Tone colors, the Dark Flesh
Tone colors will allow the artist to duplicate virtually any skin
tone, no matter how light or dark.
and 2 colors are warmer yellow base
tones than the LAO 1 and 2,
offered in the original Flesh Tone palette. This significant difference
gives the artist an even wider range of tone variation when blending
colors. Other warm base tones include CHOCOLATE,
ESPRESSO 1 and 2, and MIDNIGHT
BROWN, the darkest of the base tones. BURNT
SIENNA, GOLDEN OCHRE and RED OXIDE
are all adjusting colors that alter the base tones in different
ways, providing an endless array of color possibilities. By mixing
MIDNIGHT BROWN with the BLACK
tone from the FX Palette, the deepest ebony tones can be obtained,
creating rich, natural colors that are not gray or ashy. When mixing
MIDNIGHT BROWN with
BAMBOO 1, you begin to create taupe colors, which are great
for use as character shading colors. CORAL
BLUE is a gentle wash-tone adjuster that will provide a cooling
effect, different than the other blue tones found in the original
Flesh Tone palette.
The Dark Flesh Tone colors are also great for defining hairlines
and filling in scalp patches. The CORAL BLUE
and BURNT SIENNA are also fabulous
for covering up beard shadow.
Haney Uses the Skin Illustrator FX Palette to apply a burn make-up
to a casualty from the movie, "Pearl Harbor"
Photos courtesy of Kevin Haney