Paint or colour the corresponding skin tones using various values, hues (as if effected by a light source). You may paint the provided faces, use the base tone spheres or start fresh with a blank sphere. You may also draw your own face, so long as you have 3 skin tones representing the lighter, middle, and darker average tones.
Keep in mind things like undertones, lighting, and how light can effect parts of the skin that are thin or thick. The light source or temperature of light is up to you, just be sure that the skin tones are at least recognisable at the end result.
I like painting skin (I mean, like a -lot-) and again this is a very deep subject that can take years of experimentation, examination, and plain trail and error to get some understanding. This task is just to encourage people to experiment with skin tones they might not necessarily try, and to start thinking more about how they approach them.
You can use various techniques to painting skin, try and explore a new way to achieve this, or try and hone your preferred way.
You can find higher res files here :
This task is due the 26th of January before 9pm (London GMT).
Some little further reading bits to get you in the (hopefully) right direction. There are a lot of techniques and opinions on how to approach skin tone, so I urge you to do some research of your own. Study your face, your friends faces. Look at photos. Do the whole lot!
CtrlPaint - Skin Tone Gradient Pt.1 (I don’t really advice using gradients as a means to understand skin tone at all, but he brings up some good points that I think are worth listening to)
Beautylish - How to Find Your Undertone (This website is actually about finding foundation- however, undertones are often under looked when painting flesh. I think it’s good to at least know a bit about them when learning this area of art)
The drawings are of my own, but 2 of these characters do not belong to me. Please do not pass this off as original work if you choose to use these. Thank you!