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How to Color Skin Tutorial
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Published: December 27, 2011
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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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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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TheKindDirectorHobbyist General Artist
thank you for the tut! :D
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NatterbuggStudent 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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KaciKayStudent Digital Artist
You're welcome haha!
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KizyoiHobbyist 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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KaciKayStudent Digital Artist
This was done completely in GIMP.
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KizyoiHobbyist Traditional Artist
Darn it!  xDD
Okay, thanks!  And again, great job on this piece.  Really great work.  :D
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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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KaciKayStudent Digital Artist
That's great!^^ I hope you succeed with it.
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AhrrhdHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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JessPeacheeStudent 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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KaciKayStudent 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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JessPeacheeStudent Digital Artist
thanks for the feedback, i really appreciate it :tighthug:
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Mudkipz4evarHobbyist
how do i "clean up the messy lines?" :3
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KaciKayStudent Digital Artist
Using the erase tool or selecting the areas outside of the lineart and hitting Delete.
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Mudkipz4evarHobbyist
oh, i feel stupid O_o'
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NekoGirl29Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, I have a hard time coloring skin, this should help me lost. Thanks.
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KaciKayStudent Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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yanderyouStudent General Artist
I'll definitely have to use this once I get a tablet! Thank you so much!
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KaciKayStudent Digital Artist
you're welcome
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PinkoPrintStudent General Artist
This turtorial helped me out alot! thanks so much for making it. :hug:
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KaciKayStudent Digital Artist
Aww Thanks!!!! No problem :)
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PinkoPrintStudent General Artist
your welcome :D
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Demented-Chicken-GuyHobbyist 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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KaciKayStudent 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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