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    Super Senior Member Mr_Liebe's Avatar
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    skin tones.

    I've started coloring my drawings, and I'm having trouble with skin tones, flesh tones, whatever you want to call them.Could you give me some basic ideas of what colors I could use for the flesh of my characters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liebe View Post
    I've started coloring my drawings, and I'm having trouble with skin tones, flesh tones, whatever you want to call them.Could you give me some basic ideas of what colors I could use for the flesh of my characters?
    take a drawing you like with the skintone you want put it into photoshop and use the eye drop tool to get the color o.0

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    The more educational way of doing apples suggestion would be to get a photo with the skin tone you want, guess the color using the colorwindow in photoshop(or whatever program you use), then check with the eyedropper tool to see if you were right. Btw, don't forget to set the eyedropper to something else than point sample, use the 3by3 average or even the 5by5 average, otherwise you'll just sample a single pixel and it will rarely be the color you expected.

    Also:
    http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&se...orial#/d1gvoou
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=169521

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    Super Senior Member Mr_Liebe's Avatar
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    I don't have photoshop, or any of the programs that some of you people use, I'm more of a traditional artist.

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    Skin tones are a tough thing to master for any medium of artist. Usually it's a varied mixture of a bunch of different colors, and it depends on the lighting too.
    Some references.


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    Super Senior Member Mr_Liebe's Avatar
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    Lol, damn, it's going to take a few years to really get all these things I'm learning down. Well, thanks for the replies, good people.

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    Download Gimp if you don't have ps, it's free.

    http://www.gimp.org/downloads/

    I notice you ask a lot of questions, I just hope you are taking what people are telling you and putting it to good use

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    I've had serious problems with viruses in the past, bit I'll see if have enough cash for purchasing some programs off of amazon or something.

    Oh, and I do, when I can recall the stuff, it's a shit load to remember.

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    If you're a student: http://students.autodesk.com/

    as a student you can get this for free: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet...12&id=17691598
    It's pretty easy to use and I like it a lot

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    This is the best skin tutorial I've ever seen in my life. How to use the swatches are in the comments section. (Click the image below.)


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