Properties of Dermal Reflection and Refraction

06.09.17.Niki.15.12.01.22.22.23.33While scientific tools could be brought to service in the analysis of how a generalized patch of skin reacts to light, there may be little practical use for such detailed information. Given the wide variety of colors, textures, and reflective properties that are found between individuals of the human race, and even on adjacent parts of the body of any one person, it seems more reasonable to learn how to use the various qualities of skin reflection and refraction to achieve a particular aesthetic effect within the narrow context presented by an individual performer. This analysis only pertains to skin in its natural state, without modification or the application of any substance such as paint or makeup, or even water.

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