How to paint skin. Skin tone tutorial for digital painting.
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In this video, I’m going to show you how I paint skin tone and how to deal with the skin color variations.
First, pick a base color. I usually have like a four different color bases. The first one based on pink hue with a lighter complexion base and a darker complexion base. The second is beige hue color or eggshell color. The third is tan base color. This one seems to be the easiest one to render. The fourth is tan red or tan green base. You can use lighter or darker complexion on either red or green.

how to paint skin and skin variation

how to paint skin and skin tone variation

This video show you how to paint skin tone. Skin tone variation tutorial for digital painting.
1) How to select base skin and skin tone variation
2) How to pick darker and lighter tone base on natural light and skin tone base
3) How facial structure has cool and warm zone.
4) How the background color will also affect your skin temperature.
5) How to paint skin on portrait video demo

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I used
-pencil HB-3b
-Canson/Utretch sketchbook
-Sketchbook Pro
-Wacom Intuos5 Medium Pen Tablet

Skin tone tutorial for digital painting

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- Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded ( in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Business Inquiry please e-mail me.