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Skin coloring tutorial

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New take on skin colors :D

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psijellyHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for this! My coloring sucks so this is really helpful!
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SelleninProfessional Digital Artist
You're welcome!
RenGrey's avatar
Thank you soooooooooooooo much!!!! :D <3
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SelleninProfessional Digital Artist
You're very welcome! <3
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sandpiper101 Digital Artist
So useful. Very clear. Thankyou for sharing :D (Big Grin) 
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SelleninProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you and you're welcome! :D
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SyIverHobbyist Digital Artist
What brush did you use? I can't pull it off with my current brush ^^'
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SelleninProfessional Digital Artist
it's a simple round brush with 80% softness I think ^^  
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SyIverHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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faitavecvousHobbyist Digital Artist
few questions, do you just erase the lineart? and how do you find the base color?
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SelleninProfessional Digital Artist
I color the lineart (I make a new layer atop of the lineart. Create a mask with ctrl+shift+g. Then paint that layer with whatever color I need.) Usually I eyeball the base skin color, but sometimes I look up skin color palettes.
Wait0wat's avatar
Color lineart....I fear that sounds a bit more complicated than it implies. And rendering?
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SelleninProfessional Digital Artist
You make a new layer atop of the lineart. Create a mask with ctrl+shift+g. Then paint that layer with whatever color u need. and then merge them. And rendering is just adding details.
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A quick question ;w; May i ask what kind of art program you are using? I'm new to your DA and am very curiouse because i do want to practise the way you draw skin colour like above ;w;
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SelleninProfessional Digital Artist
It's photoshop CS6 ^^ 
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GewtzHobbyist Traditional Artist
You just earned another watcher with this great assistance! Awesome work!
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SelleninProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! I'm really glad it helped :)
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PatrickHSullivanProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks, this helps a good bit.
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SelleninProfessional Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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XandImus General Artist
great tone'n...Er both ways! ^^;
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SelleninProfessional Digital Artist
lol, thank you! 
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CynisterdesignzProfessional General Artist
Omg, perfect! Thank you so much!
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SelleninProfessional Digital Artist
You're very welcome! 
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DeathlyGrinHobbyist Digital Artist
This is great help ^×^
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