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Color Theory Mini: Skin

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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YAKASA-KUN's avatar

Thank That Helpfully

mcdomo's avatar
Hi. How to download it?
DarkSerpent87's avatar
thanks I have trouble with skin color sometimes so thank you
Helsic's avatar
great thank you!
PuzzledInGalaxy's avatar
omg ... THX !!!

This helped a lot :D
SeventhVioletSilence's avatar
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.
psycho23's avatar
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!
Hpsr175's avatar
Fantastic reference for being a mini 1. I'm just now getting into painting and this is really helpful. Thanks
Sappira's avatar
this is very helpful and makes me happy, danke!! :happybounce: 
D5656's avatar
Thank you very very much! ive surched so long for something like that
Makaylafashion's avatar
This is very helpful. It's hard to find saturated pallets for darker skin. These pallets are wonderful!
Penny-Wren's avatar
its so nice thank you *^*
adlescouflair's avatar
Thanks :) :) That will help a lot :)
Chromarin's avatar
Very useful and interesting! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the world! :)
ItaloAmericana's avatar
These palettes are beautiful!
PrettyPinkP0ny's avatar
Gosh these skin color palettes are GORGEOUS. Thank you so much for sharing!
Writers-411's avatar
This is also helpful! Great!
Banana-Banshee's avatar
Thank you, this is gonna be very helpful! ><:heart:
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