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Realistic Skin Sai by GeminiGipsy Realistic Skin Sai by GeminiGipsy
Paint tool sai skin tutorial. I was tired of seeing cartoon-ish coloring. So here is something more on the realistic side done in sai. This is a very simple tutorial in it I have included two brushes that I primarily use for skin and hair. The first one is mine and the second one labeled Brush Zork I did not make, but you can find the brush and other brushes he made by looking at the artists page and videos:

I only used three colors here are the steps:
1) lay down base color. I start with the darkest and lighten it up as I go.
2) lay down your mid tone- I like a golden color
3) Blend using blending brush zork.
4) Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you are satisfied with the skin tone.
5) Do a new layer and set to luminosity, here you use the lightest color I have provided. Add to the inner corners of the eyes, tip of the nose, chin and middle of the forehead.
6) Blend
7) This is optional but you can add skin texture- I do this by creating little areas of dots with a dark color and lower the opacity on the layer (creates pores)
8) I combine the layers and to add more texture I change texture in sai to Noise 1, lower the size to 50% and change the opacity to 2-6

Thank you for reading my tutorial you can find the natalie portman lineart here:…

Here is the finished painting of this work: princesspinkpearl.deviantart.c…
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Inspiration69 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
interesting)) thanks!
GeminiGipsy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, no problem :)
dreamingwishing Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpfu! I think this is the only realistic painting tutorial I've seen for SAI.
GeminiGipsy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I have more coming soon.
dreamingwishing Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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