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Skin Tutorial by acidlullaby Skin Tutorial by acidlullaby
Skin is fascinating, this is not a skin tones tutorial but more of a skin optics kinda thing. Btw I never went to art school or whatever, so erm, this is not the absolute word on the topic, just a collection of thoughts.

For info about what brushes I use check out the Blending Tutorial:[link]

I'm using Photoshop CS2 and Wacom Intuos 2 for this.

Edit: apologies to those of you who are freaked out by the little skin balls, hahahahaha, sorry really
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-03-26
Skin Tutorial by *acidlullaby has been suggested to me by at least three people over the past few months to receive a Daily Deviation feature. Here's what each suggester said about this wonderful tutorial:

=Darkmind-Pathfinder says, "It's not a new deviation, but IMO one of the best skin tutorials available. The deviant not only explains how to digitally paint realistic skin (incl. skin pores), she also added some extras, such as bruises, scars and veins, which make this tutorial really special."

~its-raining-fish says, "This tutorial is very simple, yet extremely helpful for an artist of any medium to get a grasp on human skin- I really think it deserves a DD!"

=grilledudder says, "I think this tutorial is very easy to understand and very helpful. This helped me so much and I even learned a lot of information that I didn't know before!"

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Majorfreedom Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial :D,
it's clear and helpful, thx ><
Gryphinlover Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist
Only the last one freaked me out.. XD
Hyenax Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it took me a while to realise that lightening a colour means you have to saturate it, since white is the absence of colour. thanks for uploading :)
Chika-No-Shirube Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing work, and very helpful.
fschreder Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student General Artist
BEST skin tutorial I've ever seen!
Thanks a million!
IrontwistFiM Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Student Filmographer
The skin balls were terrifying, but this tutorial was awesome!
Abramelin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
This was probably the best explanation on how to paint skin that I've seen. Thank you!
Rhyzue Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Nice! how do you blend?
hjordang Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very instructive!! Thx!!+fav +fav +fav +fav 
7Guavas Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  New member Student General Artist
We're not worthy...We're not worthy...We're not worthy... :D Incredible! Dedication prooves better than Education sometimes! ;)
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