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Color Theory Mini: Skin
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Published: September 19, 2013
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Request by one of my watchers, who asked me about my color choices when painting skin.
Even though I haven't been uploading my commissions lately except to their owners, I think maybe other people will find this useful.
Notice that when I blend the outcome is different than the actual color selection (the colors I pick when I use watercolor or airbrush like tool).
When I'm only using hard brush like pen, I will mix the color optically, but it's easier to explain the way I do this using the "true" colors I'm mixing together in my head. So you could mix it together on a separate layer and eyedrop selection from that if you want.
Hope this is useful even though it's more notes than a tutorial. I would like to make a color theory tutorial eventually... that is really a tutorial.
And you can use this for any digital media and any style really.
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mcdomo's avatar
Hi. How to download it?
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DarkSerpent87Student General Artist
thanks I have trouble with skin color sometimes so thank you
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HelsicProfessional Digital Artist
great thank you!
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PuzzledInGalaxyHobbyist Digital Artist
omg ... THX !!!

This helped a lot :D
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SeventhVioletSilenceStudent Traditional Artist
Awesome! This tutorial is super helpful, thanks! :)
SillyAu's avatar
Veryveryveryveryveryvery VERY helpful!!Thanks a lot!
DetectiveOfGallifrey's avatar
This is a very helpful tutorial. I often make the mistake of going with only one color hue. Not only with skin, but other things as well.
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psycho23Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! I always did the bottom part of the tutorial of picking colours in the same hue XP the foot I just coloured looks so much more alive!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!
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Fantastic reference for being a mini 1. I'm just now getting into painting and this is really helpful. Thanks
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SappiraHobbyist Digital Artist
this is very helpful and makes me happy, danke!! :happybounce: 
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D5656Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very very much! ive surched so long for something like that
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MakaylafashionHobbyist Digital Artist
This is very helpful. It's hard to find saturated pallets for darker skin. These pallets are wonderful!
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Penny-WrenProfessional Digital Artist
its so nice thank you *^*
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Thanks :) :) That will help a lot :)
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Chromarin General Artist
Very useful and interesting! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the world! :)
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ItaloAmericanaHobbyist General Artist
These palettes are beautiful!
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PrettyPinkP0nyHobbyist Traditional Artist
Gosh these skin color palettes are GORGEOUS. Thank you so much for sharing!
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Writers-411Hobbyist Writer
This is also helpful! Great!
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Thank you, this is gonna be very helpful! ><:heart:
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anime-master-96Student General Artist
love it :iconakawplz:
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Very helpful, thanks a lot!
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