Fix Muddy Skin Tones in Your Acrylic Portrait
A two-hour intensive workshop that teaches you EXACTLY how to FIX muddy skin tones, blotchiness, and more in your acrylic portrait, so that it looks realistic
It's Frustrating When the Colors and Skin Tones in Your Portrait Don't Come Out Right.
You have been struggling with that portrait for days, maybe even weeks (or months??)
You've been adding so many layers of skin tone colors, you're ready to throw that canvas into the closet and forget about painting for a good long while.
You've tried enough skin tone recipes, but end up with a muddy mess. And even worse, you've lost the likeness of the person, you're painting, it just looks so flat, and the colors are all wrong!
I'd like to help you with that...
Join me for the "Fix Muddy Skin Tones in Your Acrylic Portrait" Workshop
I'll be teaching it LIVE, with step-by-step demonstration to help you with your CURRENT portrait—you know, "THAT" one.
Let's dive in and get you the help you need to fix the mistakes and finish it well!I'll show you:
- What causes skin tones to look muddy.
- One simple way to make your skin tones look better.
- How to fix muddy skin tones, step-by-step
- How to smooth out blotchy shading.
- My best practices for mixing color using the acrylic glazing technique.
- How to add more shape, volume, and form to the skin tones so your faces don't look so flat.
- And a lot more!
How will I teach it? On a live Zoom video, with a combination of teaching principles and demonstration. I'll be painting on top of a couple of student portraits (printed on canvas) and show you, using those paintings as examples, EXACTLY what to do, to fix your portrait if you're struggling with skin tones and blotchy shading. You can take what I teach on those portraits and apply it to your own.
The class is already uploaded and ready for you to watch. You can also download a printable PDF guide that you can keep handy for reference while painting. Purchase the class today and learn how to improve your portraits instantly!
Yours for Better Portraits,
Matt Philleo, artist and instructor
Since 1991, Matt has been drawing and painting portraits on commission. In 2009, he began his career as a full time artist, after having his job as a service technician trainer downsized. Matt has been teaching classes in person and online since 2016, finding joy in helping artists paint a portrait in acrylic they can be proud of. Matt lives with his wife and children in Lafayette, Wisconsin.
StartWelcome and Let's Get Started! (14:57)
StartYou're in the Right Place If... (1:42)
StartWhat Causes Muddy Skin Tones and How to Fix (4:21)
StartSimple Color Theory for Mixing and Fixing Skin Tones (2:34)
StartHow to Correct Color (9:36)
StartRealistic Acrylic Palette Color Options (5:08)
StartThe Difference Between Glazing and Opaque (2:30)
StartTwo Ways to Correct Tonal Value/ Color (2:52)
StartHow to Check Your Color/ Values (1:21)
StartStudent Q & A (11:16)
StartPortrait #1: Adjusting Overall Skin Tone With a Glaze (20:27)
StartStudent Q & A (2:45)
StartPortrait #2: Darkening the Mid Tones to Add More Volume to the Face (17:06)
StartStudent Q & A (4:40)
StartPortrait #2: Adding Highlights Strategically to Make Face More 3-D (22:31)
StartStudent Q & A (8:31)
StartPortrait #2: Darkening the Darkest Tonal Values for Increased Realism (18:02)
StartPortrait #3: Adding Depth and Adjusting Facial Features with Shadow (11:36)
StartPortrait #3: Strengthening the Highlights (10:30)