Emo boy
Emo Boy—detail of small oil sketch. Painted with reddish earthy browns, earthy yellow, black, and white.

This section covers color-related issues and portraits. I have a color tutorial that discusses "color schemes" and your portrait work, and I have some recommendations of what paints to use in your palette.

Getting pleasing colors for portraits can seem daunting - I hope to take some of the mystery out of it, and help you to feel more confident and creative in your use of color!

| Portrait Painting Color Tutorial | Color in Portraits Real-World Examples | Color palette recommendations | Colored Pencil Portrait Tutorial |

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