How to Color Skin, Part 5:
Textures and White Highlights

This video is the fifth tutorial in a series of tutorials that cover the techniques I use for coloring light skin tones.

How to Color Skin, Part 1
How to Color Skin, Part 2
How to Color Skin, Part 3
How to Color Skin, Part 4

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  1. This is awesome. The music not so much…
    To be able to do this with coloring skin is amazing.
    Thank you so much.

  2. Best skin tutorial I have seen yet…actually using multiple colors, and describing why, is a great thing and you use something more than brown in skin which most tutorials use.

  3. Wow Beautiful!… did you draw the actual picture of the girl?… fantastic work

  4. That teacher (Mr Hater) was so wrong!

  5. Great tutorial! When you start to watching it, thinking- oh my god, how it will looks in the end!
    I was Trying (tryed three times and will keep trying for sure) to apply it, but not successful. When I put some blue or green tones it became to look grey. I used copic pad as paper. What’s wrong with me?))???

    • Actually, Katerina, you’re being too hard on yourself! These look really nice! It’s ok if your under-colors go a bit gray, but if you want to keep them clean, save them for the last few layers instead of using them in the under-layers, that way the color tones will stay more true.

  6. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and explaining the how and why of every color choice and stroke you made! It was extremely informative and helpful!

  7. Thank you very much Christopher for not listen to Mr Hater!!
    Now you make beautiful art and share your skills and knowledge.
    You make the world a better place.

    I surely will follow your lessons and advise on using my copic markers!
    Will join you in your online classes

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