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How to Color Skin Tutorial by KaciKay How to Color Skin Tutorial by KaciKay
PLEASE PLEASE BE LIGHTER ON THE LAST DARK COLOR. It shouldn't be as "direct" as I have it!!!



This is my how to color skin tutorial! :3 It was completely done in Paintbrush. Surprisingly, I not once used Airbrush! I love to make use of one tool to the best of its ability before switching. It may look "Airbrushy" in some parts because of the pressure I put on (using tablet) though I normally use full pressure unless I accidentally use a lighter pressure.

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Don't forget to favorite & comment! :D

If you liked this tutorial, check out my How to Color Hair tutorial!



The girl used can be found by the owner here:



PS: I messed up at Step 7. It should say "As Step 6" instead of Step 8.
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:iconthekinddirector:
TheKindDirector Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the tut! :D
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Natterbugg Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, thank you, thank you for this!! This is exactly what I've been looking for. All the tutorials I've found either use far too much highlighting, and the result always looks greasy and shiny, or the blending techinique is super confusing. :p Thank you for making this!
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KaciKay Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome haha!
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Kizyoi Featured By Owner Edited Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazingly helpful!  Thank you!!  :D
One question, though, and I know this is going to make me look like a noob but I don't care, was this done in Photoshop CS?
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KaciKay Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This was done completely in GIMP.
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:iconkizyoi:
Kizyoi Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Darn it!  xDD
Okay, thanks!  And again, great job on this piece.  Really great work.  :D
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Silverhaze290 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Oh wow this is amazing. Can't wait to try it. I think this is the first time I've ever looked forward to coloring skin :D
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KaciKay Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's great!^^ I hope you succeed with it.
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Ahrrhd Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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JessPeachee Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i think i need to practice giving blood flow to the characters... but i do think i'm getting better, what do you think? [link]
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KaciKay Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great job^^ Blood (New verb I'm making up) and highlight just a bit more. Someone who actually pays attention to lighting :hug:
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:iconjesspeachee:
JessPeachee Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the feedback, i really appreciate it :tighthug:
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Mudkipz4evar Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist
how do i "clean up the messy lines?" :3
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KaciKay Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Using the erase tool or selecting the areas outside of the lineart and hitting Delete.
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Mudkipz4evar Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist
oh, i feel stupid O_o'
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NekoGirl29 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, I have a hard time coloring skin, this should help me lost. Thanks.
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KaciKay Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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yanderyou Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student General Artist
I'll definitely have to use this once I get a tablet! Thank you so much!
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KaciKay Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome
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PinkoPrint Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student General Artist
This turtorial helped me out alot! thanks so much for making it. :hug:
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KaciKay Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aww Thanks!!!! No problem :)
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PinkoPrint Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student General Artist
your welcome :D
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Demented-Chicken-Guy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
shouldn't you go into more detail? like say, what brushes you use?
but dont bother telling me, I know it was the airbrush
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KaciKay Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I never once used airbrush~

The brush used was always Paintbrush. :) I'll edit it into the description. Thanks!
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Demented-Chicken-Guy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
fuzzy paintbrush?
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KaciKay Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yes. :) It says which brush to use in the steps. Ex. Fuzzy, flat.
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Demented-Chicken-Guy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
...airbrush is better
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KaciKay Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Not for me. I dislike airbrush. But I guess it all depends on the person.

"Airbrush" for me I can do with Paintbrush depending on the pressure of my tablet pen.
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Demented-Chicken-Guy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
airbrush has pressure too...
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apocalyptico100 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! :sherlock:
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KaciKay Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank-you! :)
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kreazea Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it! :D
thanks for uploading it
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KaciKay Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
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