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Part 2+3: [link]

Part 4: [link]

Part 5+6: [link]


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This is the first part of a big skintone painting tutorial I did last year. (it just wasn't until now that I found the time to assemble everything and finish it) :)
Please note that this is just "my" way to learn/paint/observe, and I can't guarantee that it'll make things "click" for everybody; I'm not a teacher after all and still have SO much to learn!
However, I'll be glad if it is helpful to anybody; and if you have questions, just let me know and I'll try my best to answer them.

The whole tutorial is going to consist of about 3 to 4 parts, depending how much text and images I can squeeze into one file without making it too heavy. XD

Since I'm a firm believer in learning-by-doing, I've come up with a practical exercise in each of these tutorial parts. To learn how to paint, there's no other way than actually doing it.

By the way, I put this in the "Photoshop" category since I used Photoshop here (with a Wacom Intuos tablet), but ANY painting program (Gimp, Painter, SAI, Opencanvas) can be used; since this isn't a software-specific tutorial - it's just about painting skintones!

Have fun, and thank you for reading! :D
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:iconpsychobunnydoll:
PsychoBunnyDoll Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Love your stuff <3!
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cozacat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist
thank you very much. it is helpful here.
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drugivian Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
This is a very nice tutorial.
I was wondering ...since i love your tutorial so much i was
wondering if you can register on my site (Forum) and Post this tutorial in
the tutorial section of my forum located in the Graphics Area..
I would really appreciate it if you do.

You can check out the site here:
www.Originalforums.net
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obasan45 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Thank you for this great tutorial!
:+fav:ing it for keeps! ^_^

I tried the colour palette for "pale skin" (number four), but as I was using watercolour pencils, I could only match three colours (magenta, pink, brown).

The black-and-white reference I used: [link]
My picture (fanart): [link]

I am inordinately pleased with the result! :icondragoninsane:
Sowwy! ^^; This is the first time I've tried skin-tone colouring

Thanks again! :hug:
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otakufevah Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh wow I think this will help me loads on skin tones thank you so much for the work <3
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animegirl007 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Thanks for the help....I really needed it :nod:
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Mashimoshi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011   General Artist
I actually think this is instructive :3 I really have problems when it comes to colours, I can't choose the right ones to get a skin tone beacuse I just don't know how to combine them. I will read the other tutorials :3 Thank you.
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UniqueDesire Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
love this! Thank you :)
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Marmaladecookie Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist
this is so useful :la:
thanks :3
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bd670816 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
awesome tutorial
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Primeless Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
thanx for sharing
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Anemoritos Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
awesome tutorial, an very good tip about that exercise, it makes total sense, but sometimes you are so focus in what you're doing wrong that you don't see ways out.
I'll follow your advice and of curse :+fav: this =D
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louly Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Thank you :heart:
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MidnightSoiree Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:icontipsandtricks:

Thank you so much for submitting this to #TipsAndTricks! We look forward to more submissions in the future!

:iconmidnightsoiree:
~MidnightSoiree
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Toki-the-baker Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
very wonderful. I can't wit to try this, I was getting nowhere using basic 4 colors for skin, and this covers so much. Thank you!
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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calisto-lynn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
awesome work!
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lizardfuel55 Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Thanks so much for this, Maidith. This is exactly what I needed.
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rendia Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Thanks for posting, this it is very helpful. I had no idea there were so many shades in skin. Mine always looks flat, I didn't realize I wasn't using enough variation.

Thanks again!
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gisaiagami Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
nice tuto maidith ^^
is very helpfull
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LunarCrystal Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for taking the time to put this up. You're very open about your technique and your assistance to the rest of us trying to learn is greatly appreciated.

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autumnelle Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Just in time :) as if you're reading my mind :))
Looking forward to the 2nd part.
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Minnie-Salinas Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the help!
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Dune-Epsilon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for creating this tutorial I can't wait to try it out!
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kimikana Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
This is extremely helpful! I'm going to try it out as soon as possible.
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reflection13 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really awesome tutorial, and though I am not as much into digital painting, it has given me some insignts into how I might experiment with my traditional paintings when doing skin tones.

:)
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khlasher Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Nice tutorial. Thank you for posting it.
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:iconcalaymo:
Calaymo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
great tutorial! thanks so much sweety!
:hug:
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Seyreene Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super Idee, auch mit der Unterteilung in mehrere Episoden! Das ist doch mal eine Serie zum Sammeln. ;)

Einziger Kritikpunkt: Die helle Schrift auf schwarzem Hintergrund ist nicht so sehr angenehm zu lesen, mir persönlich fällt es zumindest schwer, weil der Kontrast in den Augen sticht. Dunkle Schrift auf hellem HG ist immer noch angenehmer, auch zum Drucken!
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
okay, ich merk mir das mit der schrift. ^^
mach ich in den nächsten teilen dann anders.
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Seyreene Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Das wäre toll! Ich bin gespannt. :)
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Veronica-Art Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Thank you so much for this! Very usefull!
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ToolKitten Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
good points, one thing i tell people about learning to pick the right colors is use high res and non pixellated photographs, because the colors you think they are, never are :)

thanks for sharing :)
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Pantoja Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tuto, thanks!
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ftourini Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great!!:eager: Looking forward for the next parts!! :D
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Neesha Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
very nice! I still can't believe there are so much colors on your skin, but it's totally awesome
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SLuisi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Very helpful! -saves-
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ElindielForestStar Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible!
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