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.