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Swatch: Colorful Colors
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Published: August 4, 2011
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Hallo~ I was making this color swatch ref for myself, but I thought to release a version to dA as well. :> Sharing is caring. First are hairs, then some metals, and some fabrics, and then skintones. I didn't do just every single color, obviously, just some that I have more trouble with or often forget how to do.

This is just a skeletal reference, meaning you should not rely JUST on these colors. They are more so the foundation colors, and should be enhanced with some other colors and texturing, of course. :> I hope it's helpful. <3
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Kitty1Cat2Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so helpful!! I have trouble with skin tones
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I'm not gonna lie.....These colors are AMAZING. I frequently come back to this image just to use it on my Sims3. XD
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FarrenGrimwardenHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wish this was a PNG
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TemisWhiteowlHobbyist Digital Artist
Interessting colours:3
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JeroslavHobbyist Traditional Artist
you are my art heroine right now you save me with some project i had  Pink Heart Icon  icon yugi  kawai     
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Lmao @ those skin colour Choices
Gotta get my priorities right for the mayo skintones yassss
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MarmimowStudent Digital Artist
That's why there is so much choice
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MiuraHibikiHobbyist Traditional Artist
aaaaaah... thank you for this!! It's kinda hard for me to find what colors blend with another. then I saw this. thank you very much!
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Thanks for sharing:)
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ImAHungryNachoHobbyist Digital Artist
These are amazing holy moly OWO
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i cant download this :(
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whitneymorrisHobbyist Digital Artist
This is the best thing EVER!!
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Anti-HatterHobbyist General Artist
This is awesome looking!!
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ComputerMeltdownHobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful! Thank you so much!
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Deborah-AylanneHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, that's so nice of you. Thank you :3
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SilverTetsusaigaHobbyist General Artist
This is really nicely done !! 
I hadn't seen this before until I saw a friend use it and they linked me to it !!
Thank you soo much for making this !!!
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Tr1nks1eProfessional General Artist
This is amazing, thanks, this is my new favourite palette group.
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Thanks! Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] Emoji02 Neko Emoji-27 (Being kawaii) [V2] Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 
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Amazing! Thank you!
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rann-chanStudent Digital Artist
I just want to say this is my favorite thing to use when it comes to my art and I was wondering if you have any tips for creating your own skin and hair color like on how I should choose the shading color and line art coloring! because as much as I love this it doesn't always have the color I am looking for 
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My best advice would be to study a bit of color theory, or try to make your "Shading" with a different hue than you usually would (like different blues and purples.)  You can also use real photos for example, and then just play around with editing the colors in photoshop until you find something that really strkes your fancy, and use it as a makeshift palette until you feel comfortable enough to work with your own choices. :3  Colorpicking is a great device for beginners in color theory, but don't be afraid to try weird things!  Sometimes the weirdest things are the most effective when it comes to coloring.   
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