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What Colors Make Pink & How to Make Shades of Pink Color
It can be fun to experiment with different types of reds to make pink! Next up you will see what colors make pink warmer in
How to Best Use Warm and Cool Colors in Your Art (and Painting in 2023)
Do colors ever make you feel warmer or cooler? Sure they do! If you step into a room filled with yellows and oranges you are
What Colors Make Orange & How to Make Shades of Orange Color
Have you ever admired the diversity of orange colors found in nature and wanted to try capturing them on canvas, but weren’t sure where to
All About Edges in Art and Painting and How to Use Them
After looking at the bread and bottle edge, your eye then proceeds to go to the next sharpest area of the painting, until reaching the
How to Paint a Rose Step by Step Tutorial
Now, in this stage of learning how to paint a rose, it is time for your first spot of color! I decided to start at
What Colors Make Red & How to Make Shades of Red [Color Mixing Guide]
Red is a primary color, so you cannot mix your own pure red color. However, you can create (by mixing) a variety of different shades
Mixing Skin Tones: How to Mix Different Skin Tone Colors
Mixing WARM (mid-value) skin tones It is extremely important to know how to breakdown the color temperatures of the skin tones you are trying to
Painting Skin Tones and the Importance of Color Temperature
I encourage you to study other old master portrait paintings and how color temperature is distributed in the highlight, halftones, reflected light etc. You will
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