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Video Download: Painting Skin Tones in Pastel

By Alain Picard

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SKU# U7867

In this video from pastel portraitist Alain Picard, you’ll learn how to paint six different skin tones using chalk pastels. You learn about using color charts and concepts of hue, shade and tone to set up a pastel palette in a variety of colors and pastel types. Then, follow along with Alain to create a chart for each skin tone, ranging from pale skin to dark brown or black, containing nine different shades in a range of cool, neutral and warm. On the way, you’ll also learn how to apply the chart to your portraits so that creating realistic skin tones in pastel becomes easy. You’ll be ready to create your own skin charts and start drawing your friends in no time!

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SKU U7867
Author/Speaker/Editor Alain Picard
File/Trim Size 1.2 GB
File Type MP4
Format Download
Runtime 55 minutes

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Illuminating! Review by Martha

I really enjoyed this teaching dvd. I think Mr. Picard is a very precise, clear and friendly teacher. His explanations are easy to understand and very insightful. I purchased all of his dvds and I learned a lot! I learned more than I learned in my local art class. Fabulous dvd. Don't pass his dvds up!

(Posted on 5/21/2014)

Very useful! Review by Martine

A new way to analyse color in pastel. I really liked this video, Picard is a very good teacher.

(Posted on 1/10/2014)

Basic Information for color work beginners Review by RF

I work in graphite and charcoal and I am interested in starting color work. This video is great for the beginner starting in color work because the artist basically shows how to analyze the color composition of a reference photo and then divides this color analyzation into 9 swatches from which to work with. My only complaint is that the artist's style is a little too slow, meticulous and tedious for me. He gingerly and meticulously picks out each piece of pastel from the pastel box and tediously fills out each swatch square then carefully lays down each selected piece into another box. You just want the instruction to move along at a faster pace. Other than that, the artist does do beautiful work and the video is beneficial to beginners of color work.

(Posted on 12/21/2013)

I thought it was GREAT! Review by Pat

I am not a professional so this DVD was great. I think even a pro should get a lot of information. Yes, I would have liked a little painting but sure feel I got my money's worth and was inspired to buy an actual demonstration DVD. Can't wait to try a portrait now and select the hues as he did. What FUN! Thanks,

(Posted on 10/13/2013)

So helpful!, I bought it! Review by Narval7

I saw this video on Artist Network. Alain Picard thought of a nice method to clarify the choice of skintones. It's better to select our palette before painting (for color harmony) and Picard shows us how to do it wonderfully! It's original, a new way to teach how to treat skintones. We want to see him paint a whole portrait? Do like me, buy all the series! :)

(Posted on 8/16/2013)

Not quite what I was expecting... Review by Brandi

Going to try this again as it logged me out after writing this the first time....

I have to admit I was a little disappointed in this workshop. I suppose I was expecting more painting to be shown, rather than strictly color theory and color selection for the skin types.

I'm an avid portrait pastelist and I greatly admire Alain Picard's work. His paintings are beautiful and vibrant; I was thrilled to see a video about *painting* skin tones. Instead, what I got was an hour and a half of color selection for the skin types. While informative, it wasn't the use of the color as I was hoping to see. I love using bright, vibrant colors that may be a bit unconventional (like the blues and greens shown in the piece on the cover of the workshop.) I had been hoping for more of that sort of incorporation than strictly color selection.

I still gave three stars as Alain Picard is an excellent artist and instructor. I think it's more an issue with the titling of the workshop than the content itself.

(Posted on 8/7/2013)

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