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Draw Tip Tuesday – How to Watercolor Skin Tones

Posted by Koosje Koene in ArtJournal, Draw Tip, Draw Tip Tuesday, sketchbook on August 13, 2019

Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!

With the Colored Pencils kourse at Sketchbook Skool, the topic of mixing colors for skin tone came up, and I made this video about it.

When it comes to watercolors, every artist uses different mixes and methods for skin tone. And of course, a general skin color just doesn’t exist. Everybody has a different color of skin, and even so, it’s more about value or tone than about color.
Today I’ll explain how I use watercolors when I draw people.

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Koosje Koene

Hi I'm Koosje. I'm an illustrator and art teacher in Amsterdam, where I was born and raised. I went to school to study graphic design, then worked for ten years as an award-winning professional photographer. But eventually my love of drawing and painting took over and I became an illustrator. My illustrations have been published in many Dutch magazines and in 2011, I began blogging and started developing and teaching online art classes. In 2014 I founded Sketchbook Skool, which is a flourishing community of artists from around the world of all skill levels.