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Supplement for Section II of the Skin tutorial. It’s much easier to see the compare the colors for the different skin tones in this format.

:skullbones: This is not the tutorial itself! :skullbones:
Please read the tutorial in full to get the most out of this supplement image!

:bulletblue: Section I: Skin Basics
:bulletblue: Section II: Skin tones
:bulletred: Section III: Background color and ambient light [coming soon]
:bulletred: Section IV: Blending and texturing [coming soon]
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If you are having a hard time understanding Section II (and don’t feel bad if you are—it’s difficult stuff!) take this chart and go through it with a color picker. That should help you a lot in seeing the hue, value, and saturation differences that occur between skin tones, and within the different mid-tone / shadow / highlight ranges.

If color is really difficult or confusing for you, go here:
:star: Color Theory Resources

Thanks for reading :) I hope it is helpful.

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suzy1998 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
thank you!!
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REDvsBLUE2007 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
After all these years that I've been an artist, I'm just now getting really into digital art. It's so intimidating, especially when I see beautiful work like yours. But this chart might be one of the most helpful things I've come across so far. Thank you for making this!
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NoirNyan Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconurthwild:
Urthwild Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much
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neoredxii Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
added to favorite senpai <3, this will contribute so much in my artworks ^_^ arigatou
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Shanzanahsyt Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
This is so awesome!!! I love the tutorials, they're fantastic. I've found it hard to find in-depth information on what colors to use for skin, and this is so perfect! Thank you so much for putting these up.
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sixstringphonic Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016   Artisan Crafter
This is so helpful!  Thanks for sharing!
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:icontheinfiniteglow:
TheInfiniteGlow Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this!
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:iconladykylin:
LadyKylin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist
This is incredibly helpful thank you.
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:iconreidepenguin:
REIdepenguin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
this is very helpful!
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:iconone-percent:
One-Percent Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
You're amazing Cry forever thank you so much!
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015   General Artist
While it makes my heart sink into my stomach, temporarily, it does communicate the concept.    
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:iconskystereo:
skystereo Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, that is sooooo great!!!!!! Fantastic, thanks you very much for that contribution. Exactly what I was looking for!
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BBMacToma Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that you put the faces there so I get an idea of what colors I'll be using for specific characters. Thanks! This is great!
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:iconlionvisualmedia:
Lionvisualmedia Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Student General Artist
How do you find the midtone for other colours
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:iconnavate:
navate Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Read the tutorial linked in the description.
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:iconkervala:
Kervala Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for these amazing tutorials :hug: I'll use them to determine skin color of my character in DAZ Studio :love:
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:icondaggerworks:
DaggerWorks Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish section 3 and 4 were up
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:iconnavate:
navate Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
They will be created via crowdfunding when I have the time or organize it. 
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:icondaggerworks:
DaggerWorks Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cant wait! X3 i love your art!
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:iconnoamare:
NoAmare Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
This is very helpful, ty!
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:iconkell-lyn:
Kell-Lyn Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thank yoooooou Hug 
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:iconshortfocus:
ShortFocus Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student Photographer
thank you so much! I have a hard time doing really dark skin tones, but this is really helpful! 
Thanks again :)
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:iconwaterystar:
waterystar Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great resource, will definitely help me out.
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:icondarkangelhiei:
Darkangelhiei Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student
thank you
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:iconlittlemissweab:
littlemissweab Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing, i have trouble coloring but this should help me out thank you :aww:
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:icondisturbinggreen:
DisturbingGreen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH
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:iconphia99:
Phia99 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Thank you~
This tut is super useful :)
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:iconkangghee:
kangghee Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.  Very useful chart for visual reference.
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LogicinWonderland Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Ooh, thank you for this! I often have trouble finding the right base tone, this is super helpful!
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:iconmeg-07:
Meg-07 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to put this together and share along with the tutorials - it's super helpful!
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:iconzedna7:
Zedna7 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks so much for sharing :)
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:iconmelsr007:
melsr007 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Nice
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be0711 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
^^
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:iconadrianosart:
AdrianosArt Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This with the tutorial is very helpful! Thank you so much for sharing! 
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:iconajcorza:
ajCorza Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awesome! thank you so much! :D
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:iconinkbulb:
Inkbulb Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for this tutorial it will help me a lot...... :D :D :D 
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XoLushPuppyoX Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Amazing
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:iconmichaelaclark:
MichaelaClark Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the wonderful tutorial, hopeful this will help with my colouring skills! :)
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aluckymuse Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
are sections 3 and 4 abandoned or are you still planning on releasing them at some point?
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:iconnavate:
navate Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I will finish them but I will need to crowdfund them through Kickstarter, once my health is better. :)
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:iconaluckymuse:
aluckymuse Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I see, well I wish you the best of luck with your health :)
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manuarts3000 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
exelente
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Vercyngetorix Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These colors will help me to paint my personnage. Thank's a lot!
Do you have this for the back ground please?
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artboy-2 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am olive skinned and I often draw gold and olived skinned characters but I must say, ebony skin is gorgeous.
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artboy-2 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, my tan skin falls lighter than I expected by this chart lol.  Nice reference!
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GarlicPoncho Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student General Artist
hot damn this is a great resource to have. thanks! 
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PengiChan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Interface Designer
amazing!!
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