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Skin Colouring Tutorial - my way

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Finished pic: Hair tutorial: Complete step by step tut

To those who asked for this tut, here it is. This is how I shade skin.
I really do suck at explaining(and shading in general... ), but I tried my best... (T△T)
so please forgive me for any confusing bits (if there is any..).
and i'm not confident about this tut cos... i'm rubbish at colouring skin... ;w;

To be honest, (I said this before) this is just the way I do it,
so you may like it or hate it. I just hope you find this helpful...
(EDIT: looking back, i can see so many mistakes in shading... >< I'm sorry it's not very good ;A; !!!)

Again, I am REALLY sorry for my crappy English skills...
I'll fix any spelling/grammatical mistakes later (;ω;)

説明の仕方がさぁーーーっぱり分からない・・! ^p^

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WeirdHorizon's avatar
This is amazing! YOU are amazing! Thank you for giving us this resource to use and better our art!
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DC-Knight's avatar
This is great! I do have a question, though. You have your lineart in the first couple of steps, then it changes colour, then it vanishes. What happened?
yimiela's avatar
I'm going to be completely honest here, so far after using a couple hundreds of tutorial on skins, your tutorial helped me the most! It's amazing and useful, so thank you! 
Kitti606's avatar
GEEZ, that guy is ripped! D:
Naiuou's avatar
This is incredibly useful :)
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Lonear94's avatar
For the sake of improving, I shall venture to this complex skin tutorial and spend thousand of hours to learn behind its secret Big Fool Emoji-29 (I'm done) [V4] 
AvalonMelody's avatar
Lovely~ >7< Thank you  for the tutorial! 
Though, I'm wondering if there's any more information about the "Overlay" and "Multiply" settings you could give us? :meow: I can't really understand what they do? You put random colours on it and turn the layer to "Overlay" to make it pink?? (Multiply I kind of understand though :S)
ashleyjordan's avatar
Ahhh so stunning!
JRatified's avatar
Exactly what I needed!
Vermillon-Loup's avatar
Very Helpful! Thanks a bunch!
SilverSirenSongs's avatar
thank you so much for making tutorials with Sai, I've mostly seen them with Photoshop and even though I just got it (thank my parents) I haven't used it yet and am still getting used to Sai.
so thank you, these should help me a lot with my coloring ^^
PurpleHair8's avatar
This is a really great tutorial! Thanks for making it!
And, as was said earlier, your English is excellent. (Better than mine is most of the time, hehe.)
I'm trying to learn Japanese... and failing... XP so sorry if you see me around butchering it.

Have a good day! Jesus loves you!
Kronosam's avatar
very nice! Thank you, this really helps.
Your engilsh skills are really good, don't be so hard on yourself you did a really good job. :)
ladynefertari's avatar
thanks so much!!!
Scootie-chan's avatar
Thank you so much~
I'll be sure to practice this and add you to the thanks~<3
Evymonster9406's avatar
This tutorial was such a big help!
Here is one of the things I've done with one of your wonderful tutorials!

Rangerlou's avatar
I just might try this on a few sketches. Very well done and clear explanation.
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lazystars's avatar
HNGGG DAT BODY. Amazing art and tutorial btw. XD
DRACOICE's avatar
Even though this is Paint Tool Sai, can you basically do the same thing in Adobe Photoshop? I'd love to do this type of shading effect!
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