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June 17, 2016
[Stock & Resources] Coloring in Grayscale - Human Skin by Jejihu is a detailed tutorial for executing a valuable technique in both paint tool SAI and photoshop.
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Coloring in Grayscale - Human Skin

Hey guys I'm back - here's a tutorial on coloring in grayscale!

I'm glad to create more and more tutorials! I will be creating one frequently for this month since I have availability. 

Support my patreon for more specialized, advanced, and video tutorials! 
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CyanScarf's avatar
Thanks a lot man.
Charlene-Art's avatar
I love the fact that you highlighted you were painting Zac Efron's bod :P It made me laugh :)
lauraypablo's avatar
amazing tutorial, thank you so much for share!!!:huggle:
congrats for the DD :D :la:
angelcanohn's avatar
sorry to be "that guy" but this is not right. you cant just ad flat color, but seeing all the comments, and seeing that you got a DD, maybe this is not important anymore. les take shortcuts for everything.
jeffoffo's avatar
No don't worry about it, I know why you think it's a shortcut. Adding flat color is NOT all. I was just introducing how to push the grayscale into a coloring template. Afterwards you can add a more detailed colors using reds, browns, blues, etc. 

This tutorial is meant for grayscale, hence the title, grayscale. It's not meant to show you how to actually colorize. It's meant to show that yes, you are able to color on top of a grayscale drawing, here is the simplest possible example of how to do so. 
angelcanohn's avatar
in other hand, its really cool that somebody take the time to do free tutorials. its good for people who start on digital painting.  my best wishes for you.
LindArtz's avatar
Congratulations on your much deserved DD!
Congrats on DD By Marphilhearts by LindArtz
designshoe's avatar
fantastic tutorial, thanks
ArynChris's avatar
So handy-- I was just looking for something like this!  I'm terrible with lighting, but a lot of it is just nervousness.  It's much easier to try new things when there are steps to follow (at least the first several times!).  Thank you for sharing this!
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planetless's avatar
very helpful! congratulations on the daily deviation!
PenguinTranquilizer's avatar
Congrats on the DD! :la:
Saviroosje's avatar
Congrats on the DD!!! 
acreativeitch's avatar
Congrats on the DD!  Added to my growing treasure trove. :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
Zorbonaut's avatar
Very good for starters, but I think when you add flat color onto your grey shading, the result looks kind of dead. Like a 3-D computer animation, I mean.
jeffoffo's avatar
To be honest I agree. I was trying to show the simple process of adding color onto grayscale drawings. In an actual painting it would be more than a flat color, and that's when we delve into color theory, which is a whole other subject beast on its own. Basically my goal was to just give the first step, and after that is when the real touch up starts. 
Zorbonaut's avatar
Of course you should master the basics before you get the more advanced stuff, yea.
Hyena-bones's avatar
because its straight grey and thats not what shadows on real flesh looks like
Zorbonaut's avatar
Yes, it's not like directly using a daker shade of a different color for shading.
silverheart-nine's avatar
Great Job Easy to follow, clear, and simple. Love it!
LostGryphin's avatar
Congrats on the DD.
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