Today I set out to learn a little more about blending colour – In particular as it relates to skincolour. I first tried on my own, using methods I have in the past!
It turned out absolutely awful and dull. Then I went looking at other artists work and trying to approximate the palette they would have used – and applied that to a sketch I had whipped up. And that looked a whole lot better.
There is something subtle in the orange/red spectrum of the colour wheel, within which you need very subtly different hues and saturation to make magic happen.. I shall have to practice this more.