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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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IrontwistFiM Featured By Owner 2 days ago  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! ;)
thefidler Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  New member
some people just have talent and don't need school to express it.  Thank you for this helpful piece.
MaliciousMoanna Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This really is an incredibly helpful tutorial. Thank you very much
MrsNES Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  New member
Oh my gosh, why are you so fabulous!
jowcordeiro Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I simply don't get bored of seeing this tutorial. That's a really REALLY awesome tutorial. :ahoy:
RenZeyu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Very helpful tutorial 
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