Gouache light skin tones class

In this gouache light skin tones class we will paint two characters, full body, on a white background. I want the focus to be on skin tones, this is why there is no background.  Gouache light skin tones class is available here, and you can get a 14 days free access on Skillshare with this link!

I will explain how to select a reference photo, either on the Pinterest board here, or on Google images, or in your personal collection.

Then we will draw from this reference photo, and I’ll show you how to draw and be accurate with your drawing, for this we will need a camera (smartphone or Ipad) and either an app like Procreate or Photoshop, and if you don’t have it, no problem, I’ll show you how to use your smartphone and a free app. 

Before painting, we will make swatches of skin tones and extract the colors from the reference photo. 

Then it will be time for painting, one image will be fully detailed, and the other one a bit faster. You’re welcome to follow either one or both, as you prefer, but if you choose to follow one, it should be the first one so you’ll get the full explanation. 

You’ll find the reference photos in the resource section, as well as the swatches of colors from each photo  

What students say about the class:

Very helpful class on creating skin tones in gouache (it’s worthwhile to follow Cecile’s exercise of creating tone chart from your own palette of red, yellow and blue). She also shared good ideas using photo tools to check your freehand drawing from a photograph.

Another excellent class! Thank you Cecile for you enthusiasm, clear instructions, great examples and for sharing your knowledge!

Wonderful class! Loved the skin color swatching section with different color combinations; making it easy to understand before actually tackling the hard part of painting skin. The class structure is just excellent. Highly recommend this class

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Cecile Yadro

I believe that art can help you express yourself, find your voice, and discover who you are. And I want to help you do that. I've seen how powerful my classes can be for more than 20,000 students. In my classes, I focus on giving you the tools you need to express yourself and make your creativity take flight!

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