Friday, 11 March 2011

Simple Skin Tutorial - White Skin

I've decided to update some of my tutorials and thought I'd start at the beginning and go back to basics. So this is a simple skin tutorial for white/caucasian skintones.


 I have stamped my image (Pillow Talk from Sugar Nellie) with Memento Ink onto Stampin' Up whisper white cardstock
The first colour that I use is Coral. I have visualised my light source coming from the top right hand corner and I have used the Coral promarker where I imagine the shadows or darkest areas would be. I have used short light strokes to lay the colour down.


The next colour I have used is Sunkissed Pink, again using light strokes I colour over the areas already coloured with Coral and outwards into the uncoloured areas of skin. By colouring over the dark shade - you are blending the 2 shades together. Repeat this until you are happy that you have no hard lines between the 2 shades.


The last colour I have used is Blush, I have coloured over the whole of the skin area - again by colouring over the darker shades you will blend the shades together, eliminating any hard lines giving a smooth seamless effect.

19 comments:

kath said...

fab tutorial from the Queen of Promarkers...have a great class tomorrow...big hugs kath xxx

Donnas Den said...

Very useful, thanks. :)

Paula said...

This is brilliant & I'm thrilled about the fact you go from dark to light as I personally find that easier to think my way through. Shall look out for the Whisper White at the Stampin Up stand tomorrow.
Thanks for this.
Paula (PEP)

sharingthepassion said...

This is brilliant Debbi.....will give it a try!

Ali x

Suzi said...

Thanks Debbi, I never thought of using these shades before. I'll have a go on my next image.
Hugs
Suzi x

cebelica said...

I love this step by step tutorial. it's great you included pictures of everything you did. Thank you!

Moni said...

Hi Debbi great tutorial. Thanks for sharing. Hugs,Moni

Fiona said...

great tutorial Debbi...I just usually stick to blush and the pink...I am rubbish at adding the other colours...sometimestimes my images look like they have been tangoed!! Anyway will try your combination and see how I go.

Fi
x

craftykitten said...

Hi Debbi,
Thanks for going back over some of your earlier tutorials, I'm always scared of using darker pinks on the skin in case it looks wrong - you have given me a bit more confidence, thanks tons.
Hugs
Dawn x

dottielottie said...

thanks Debbie, I am learning all the time, my people usually look too pale.I will have a go. smiles lottie x

Aussie Loz said...

one day, one day... I'm going to get me some ProMarkers (any markers I hope!!!) and I'm coming back here to follow these tutorials!! love the dark skin one too ♥

♥Silvana♥ said...

I love to see how you color and I wish I could do it as nice as you...thanks for this =)

Curlybear said...

Hello again lol, I always wondered how you managed to give such lovely warm skin tone,

thanks again, Hugz B

Kietha said...

Thanks for the tips, I always struggle to get my skin tones looking realistic, will def. give this a try.

Kietha xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Thanks for this Debbi. I love to see different tutorials and sometimes going back to basics such as skin is so helpful. Would love to see some hair tutorials next please, pretty please. Marianne x

thread-bare said...

This is great Debbie. Thank you x

Sylvia x said...

thank you so much for this "different" colour combination...brill...xx

Becky Dunham said...

This is so great Debbi! I have just recently acquired some "people stamps" and was wondering where to start on coloring the skin! I can use all the tutorials I can get on this kind of coloring. Thanks so much!

Celina said...

I am so glad I found your blog. I just bought some promarkers so I could do skin tone shading. Your tutorials will really help me out!

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