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#5 - Colour theory In Practice

By Stuart Bray

Colour theory is a crucial part of makeup, especially if you are in the business of trying make a portion of the face out of rubber and make it look like it belongs there and is the same as the real skin which surrounds it. This podcast accompanies the article we wrote for Neill Gortons 'Prosthetics' magazine, jam packed with tutorials and great behind the scenes goodies for all things prosthetic! This is especially true when mixing your skin tone into your appliance material in the case of silicone or gelatine appliances.   The materials are different, but the principles of colour theory and how to create skin tones remain the same. This colour is IN the pieces rather than ON them. We have gone on a fair bit in the past about the importance of colour and colour theory in posts about using photoshop to match skin tones, and  7 tips for painting skin tones. The reason...?  Because it really matters and it's actually rather simple. It's important to get the base tone of your appliances right, as you don't want to make things harder for yourself later by creating an appliance which fights you all the way because of poor base tinting. It's very frustrating to have to use the makeup to 'correct' a badly or inappropriately coloured appliance when you can get the base tone to do most of the work for you. Check out the blog post which has video and a podcast download for this episode right here... ....and email your questions and feedback to us at stuartandtodd@gmail.com.

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