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Skin Tone tips by moni158 Skin Tone tips by moni158
These are skin tones that Iíve collected from some of my pictures.

Usually Iíll make the skin tone while Iím colouring but sometimes i will take them from a bunch that Iíve saved in my pallet.

Making a skin tone is quite easy (for cell shading). Realistic or painting styles colours are quite a lot more complex and require a lot more tones.

Cell shading needs 2 to 4, and some times even 1 colour with a gradient overlay can look nice.

When picking your colour its best to start with the middle tone. If you donít like it change it a bit with the Contrast or Hue and Saturation options till your satisfied. For the next tone you can make another layer above and set it to multiply and add the same colour overtop on an opacity of about 50%. This is good but if you want a more lively skin tone its best to do it by hand and choose a darker tone a with a bit more red or purple in it. If you want another darker tone apply the same principles but there should be less contrast so donít make the colours too different.

For the lightest tone you just want it to pop out a little and dot it onto the parts that stick out the most ( top of shoulders tip of nose, line the lips...etc)

Once your done and if it still doesnít look quite right remember you can still edit the saturation and hue, if the colours don't differ enough add contrast, if the colours are to bright bring down the saturation


hope this was helpful
feel free to use them if you want to
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drawing hands

drawing eyes
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:iconlinstock:
Linstock Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
Very helpful thanks.  
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duos-deathscythe Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is perfect! Thank you!
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Frigusanguinem Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much, It will be very helped.
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princessique Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I've been in search of a good skin tone reference pallette for ages
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thaovan1901 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
Thank you <3
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ennie-beanie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! <3
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derpyness12345 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016
This is really helpful~!
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jkemeny Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Good advice!
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Sambalgeni Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks really! <3 ^_^
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DarkFirestorm123 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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merkvmerkv Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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19wereWOLF87 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
Thank you so much!
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CarliXD Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
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Miaka-chin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Thank you so much for this!! I've been looking for a reference pallet for such a long time. I am really bad with colors.
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ItaloAmericana Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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PiroTheHellHound Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks :D
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Arsiekdhol Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANKS A LOT for the tips !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :la:
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uekiOdiny Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you Natsuki Shinomiya (Super hug) [V1] 
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Goldsickle Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
I still have no idea how to determine the right shade for the skin tone.

I could just save a template like you, but I'd rather understand the process, so I can shade for everything.

How do you do it?
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aldinime Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankyou verymuch
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JandyHan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Useful!
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xChibinChanx Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was extremely helpful. Thank you!
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pawcanada Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As someone who always finds it difficult to get the right skin tone, I find this very helpful. Thanks :D
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:iconrukialui:
RukiaLui Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
:O I FINALLY FOUND A GOOD SKIN TYPES
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redcar5 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
cool skin
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xxEvilBlondiexx Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for making this! I'm sure it will help me a lot. I just started trying to work with coloring, and skin tones are what give me the most trouble.
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alez6 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
thank you this is going to help me so much!!!
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Dudeitsdani Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist
thank you so much!
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Flowblue Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! ><
It is very nice!
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StrawberryCrescent Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
wow I didn't know you could use some of these colors for shading, looks pretty cool
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GelliiAce Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're really amazing!<3

you give out the best and simplest tutorials or resources! :heart:
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Hokannko Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Uwaaaaaa~! :iconalicelalala: gave me the link to this!

This is going to be soooo helpful! Thank you!!!!!!
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ShardsOfCloud Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
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Vehement-Crusade Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Artist
I love you!! :heart:
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KarinYamazaka Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Thank you<3 You saved me!
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Minda-8 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
T_T thank you aaaaaaaaw
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redman1997 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this one of the things you're gonna delete?
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AuroraArt Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So many... colors!

Thanks for the tutorial again, moni! :hug:
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BowsNBears Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
...This is actually what i have trouble with the most.
Coloring.
I have trouble with complex anatomy too but. Coloring is something i really should be learning right now xD.
I suck at coloring so much.
So this makes it so much easier!<3
thank you so much~ > u<
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EctoplasmicSlug Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! :heart: Thanks for making all of these wonderful refs available! :) You're a fantastic artist! :meow: I really enjoy your work :)
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OoJapanFeveroO Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
.. I can't download ..
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mrdannok Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
I got ALL your tips, really helpful. Thanks
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Mylene2511 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
this is so usefull! I'm still getting the hang of a new tablet, so I needed something like this. :)
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CamerDesigner Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!Will be helpful.
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Linstock Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
I thank you from the bottom of my confused beginner's heart.
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Kapselfabrik Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Very helpful, thank you!
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DesertdustSariah Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
this helps ^^
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VanelineSloan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks you seriously saved my life!!! xD
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