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Hello all!  I am very excited that the skin tutorial is finally going live.  Hope you all find it useful. :)  Thanks for being so patient.

As I mention, knowing your color theory and anatomy is vital to painting skin well.  Someone has already asked for resources on color theory, so it seems logical to post this list in a journal so everyone see it:

Color theory tutorials on the web:

:bulletblue: Phil Straub : Color Theory Simplified www.imaginefx.com/022877543322…

:bulletblue: fredflickstone @ conceptart.org : Color Theory 1 & 2 www.conceptart.org/forums/show…

:bulletblue: Henning Ludvigsen : Color Theory www.henningludvigsen.com/index…

:bulletblue: Socar Myles :  A Practical Guide to Color tutorials.epilogue.net/princip…

:bulletblue: Eugene Arenhaus : The Color Gray tutorials.epilogue.net/princip…

Those are all great starter tutorials.  For more in-depth theory, look around on amazon.com for books on the subject.  I am sorry but I don't know any to recommend.  And of course, if you can try to take a class on the subject!

If anyone has other good resources or recommendations, link me and I'll add to the list. :)

Cheers :heart:
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:iconemisario420:
emisario420 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student General Artist
The link for the color gray is down, is taking me to the website but not to the post.
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:iconr3gulus:
r3gulus Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this!
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Dantedevilhunter Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thanks for the Valuable share ! Hug 
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BelovedofTHEKING Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist
thanks for sharing this =)
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Madame-Rien Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
WOW thank you so much! for the skin tutorials and the links, they're so helpful I am just now going into color and I couldn't figure out why my skin looked so dull, I heard many artist say use a wide range of colors but they never explained how and when I did it was a mess until your skin tutorial came and gave me ideas of some colors I can use to render skin I got so excited :) and happy :) I started practice and each time is looks more natural so thank you :tighthug:

And thank you for the great links you have provided us, they're all great but the best one had to be the image FX (Phil Straub : Color Theory Simplified) one for me, I have read color theory quit a few times but it never really told me how I can apply this to my painting, I understood primary's etc. but never how can this help my painting until the 1st link showed me the color schemes and it all made perfect sense. So thank you very much and after 2 years I think I finally understanding color :) merci
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finkybeatnik Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional
This is very helpful and generous of you, Thanks for sharing and the time it took to do.
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smartboy9T Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Check this video out on colour theory, all the links above are very helpful too.
the video for the visual learners [link]
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smartboy9T Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Thanks for this. :D
I need all the help i can get LOL
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RobertStudio22 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you for posting these lovely resource for us beginners to use
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jerryyan1990 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
tks for the share~
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nebulaoperator Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Thank you.
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:icontremani:
tremani Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Try "How to Paint Like the Old Masters" by Joseph Sheppard.
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:iconhereticalrants:
HereticalRants Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
<3
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:iconstellachris:
stellaChris Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Thank you so much for posting these resources
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langilalastudios Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Many thanks!
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adtechniques Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
thks,, i'm still looking this.
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:iconenely:
enely Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
With the help of artists like you and all these resources, hopefully I'll soon lose my fear of color :love:
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SotiriK Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Thank-you
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daisybits Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
I know this is late in coming, but just now found a link from another tutorial. Thank you so much for the list of resources. I really appreciate you taking the time to put it together.
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Tsuki119 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Thank you so much, this is awesome!
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dragontamer363 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is incredibly useful, thanks :D
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:iconnavate:
navate Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconiamniquey:
iamniquey Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I've been needing to learn color theory for the longest time! Thanks for sharing!! :D
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:iconnavate:
navate Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
No problem :)
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ZombiePossum Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Navate... You are made of pure, unfiltered awesome. Just thought you should know.
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:iconnavate:
navate Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
If you say so!
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vault8 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Just wanted to say, thank you SO much for your beautiful and detailed tutorials! You put so much effort into them and it is very appreciated :) Also, thanks for these color theory links, HUGE help!
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:iconnavate:
navate Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to be of service! :)
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vivvz Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
hey lauren!

as everyone else has said, this is all very helpful, but I'm wondering, could you make a more "traditional" portraittutorial with one of the colorpalettes you've already posted (perhaps the porcelain one), just to show where you put the different colors and how you blend them?
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:iconnavate:
navate Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The final installment of the tutorial will have a step by step blending section, and I will probably use a face as an example. :)
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nika4843 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
:wow:
holy cow...you are a godsend!!! although your tuts look complicated (good though, b/c skin IS complicated) i still think they are very informative....been looking for stuff like this for a loooooong time! thanks and keep up the good work!
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:iconnavate:
navate Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to be of help! :) Both skin and color are indeed VERY complicated, but just take it one step at a time and go over the information repeatedly. The more you study, the easier it gets.
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rowenabrennavart Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very good tutorials!! You'll find more links to tutorials in :iconartistshospital: and here [link] (I collect tutorials :D ). Thank you so much for the good work!!
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:iconnavate:
navate Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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LE0PATRA Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Thank you so much for posting all that! You are so kind and helpful! :pat: :hug: :tighthug:
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:iconnavate:
navate Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure! :)
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Those are brilliant, thanks for sharing :)
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:iconnavate:
navate Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! :)
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:iconbrighteyezdesignz:
brighteyezdesignz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Student General Artist
Thanks for taking the time to pose the tutorials and all these resources! Truly a great xmas gift. XD
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:iconnavate:
navate Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha, you're welcome!
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:iconquazzie:
Quazzie Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Good resource for anatomy and poses:

[link]

You surely already knew about this site, though. :):horns:
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godmaschine Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
artists.pixelovely.com is better for anatomy... the anatomy on posemaniacs is awful.
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Quazzie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Good call. And thanks for sharing.

I posted that 3 years ago. Wasn't aware of the one you shared.
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godmaschine Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
i know, but i posed it mainly to share with other artists. ^^
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:iconnavate:
navate Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, yeah, I'd completely forgotten about that site! It rocks. :D
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Insane-eyeball Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
Thank you sooo much Lauren!!! I used to study colours before, but these links you share still have many astonishing things I haven't known. Anyway, love your skin tutorial :love: :hug: :thanks: !
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:iconnavate:
navate Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome! They're all a bit repetitive but hey, I think it's good to read the same information from multiple sources... more likely to understand it that way. :)
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:iconbudiana:
Budiana Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
Wow, thanks~
I absolutely love your skin tutorial, very useful. 8D
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:iconnavate:
navate Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconkristoff-kristoff:
Kristoff-Kristoff Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
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