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How to draw skin by ryky How to draw skin by ryky
Done in Adobe Photoshop 



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kjr11800 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
 wow
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ErythrosineCarcino Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
This is wonderful but the step by step is very vague...
Also, I have the free version of Sai and some brushes I don't have at my disposal, any suggestions?
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meimeiawesome Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont know if youve already solved this, but if you dont know, the creator of this tutorial has things on how to get different effects with the "Brush" tool, which might be helpful for you :) 
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InPBo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student General Artist
what brush setings did you use?
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Menaelle Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn I love your tutorials. Been looking for one of these! Thank u! :D
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Carressa Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Isn't really a tutorial, just a walkthrough.
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TJones23 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student General Artist

How to draw skin, okay. So, what brushes did you use? Self-made brushes perhaps? Did you employ the use of layers, or luminosity? If so, where, and at what step?

 

 I appreciate what you're doing here, and it certainly looks very nice. However, without explanation or further guidance, there's very little to be learned here. It does, however, look very good.

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TimelyClassicStudios Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dude...i would've stopped at step two. you are magical.
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XexustheSilver Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yuck... but useful ^^
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dragonx81 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a step by step, hardly a tutorial, but it looks nice.
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Gnome64 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
People like you who rely on such petty semantics bother me.

Just my opinion and all.
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dragonx81 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry, what you think it, so I just said my opinion, based on what other artists similar views, such as tutorials step by step (step by step gives explanations of it all, with regular tutorial that gives details and information, what the artist is doing, but still there are various explanations of the tutorial, with each artist has over the various ways to display them),...,In one word nothing bad I did not say.
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Gnome64 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You didn't say anything bad, I simply dislike it when people expect a tutorial to always be a certain way.

It's fine that you have your opinion on what a tutorial is, but It's simply my opinion that you're far too picky with what you consider to be a tutorial. From my point of view, anything made with the intention of showing how to do something is a tutorial; whether Its an incredibly effective one is another story.
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dragonx81 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tutorial that is, it is, for those who know and can affect the process of drawing without explanations of, for those who do not know, this is a tutorial, but not entirely, but step by step (try to write on deviantART Browser Search "step by step "and you'll see what i mean ... there's nothing you do not like what other people think, because you certainly do not feel a maliciously or misunderstood messages, there is such a thing.As I said, there are various tutorials, it all depends on how they the artist, show them. Or, in this case, there are video tutorials, the media over the Internet, for example. you tube. And while there is a "livestram" live program, where viewers can watch live as the artist is painting and drawing.
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Gnome64 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yup...well, you can think It's whatever you want, I simply didn't like that you had to bring it up in the comments.

I'm not entirely sure what else you're getting at in your reply, though...I'm genuinely confused. : \
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dragonx81 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you may have a better listing if you have not yet figured out (this is the last comment , I hope you figure it out ) , I said that there are various artists put into their work if it is a tutorial , with or without explanations of , its very artistic work ( reasons for this are many, some artists of his sketches and the process of drawing and coloring, giving the show some , not their art, whether it comes to tutorials , step by step , or WIP process , and there is a third kind of teasing question of how he did it, so it turned out , the artist appears in some pictures my work process again but do not understand how this is achieved , because you 've to try and did not like, or at least a little like that , . .. , those artists I can not stand, but again I admire what they are creating a work of art ) . Nothing I did not confuse you , but we're both right in their own way :)
-Oh yeah, and my knowledge of English is not my strong side, and it may be that because you do not understand what I wrote, but you're at least somewhat understand :)
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Gnome64 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, I understood the main point.
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WindSwirl Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you look for something with more detailed explanations look at this -> fav.me/d1i5qhw
Ryky's problem ist that he doesn't understand much English, so he can't explain ...
Also, to me this looks more like sand than skin, but whatever. ^^
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Zaellrin Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
awesome tutorial!
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Magias Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student General Artist
:/ unlike some of the comments, I don't find this very helpful, and shouldn't be a "how-to/tutorial" since you describe absolutely nothing in the progress..

what did you use? why did you do that? what was the effect and why does skin act like that?

not even a brush pack or something in your description saying "here's what i use for skins, now have fun" or something like that...

if it's the result of a video tutorial you recorded, then where is the link?

I'd rather call this "progress for skin" instead of "how to draw skin"... a little bit of explanation goes a long way.
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Hybrid-No1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i find tutorials like this very helpful

if you get too detailed on how you draw something than people who learn from it are just copying you

with something like this, it has some gray areas that you can put your own art skill and abilities in as a substitute and you can make it your own

that's how i see it anyway
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Magias Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Learning from progress is good, i never said it wasn't, but this can't be called a tutorial as a "tutorial" are supposed to explain stuff, not just show it and say "okay now figure it out your way"

Progress shots are good to show how you work and what was the step you did without having to explain WHAT you did and why.

usually the tutorial will say you can do "this" because of "that", ex: if the light source in on top you won't put the shadow on top of the sphere.
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Hybrid-No1 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so basically you're just butthurt over nothing? oh, ok.
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Magias Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student General Artist
i'm not butthurt over anything, i'm just saying my POV over those "new tutorial style".
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zippythewildone Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. I think the tutorials released by this user suffer very strongly from the step-by-step tutorial problem that seems to be an issue in the art community, especially the online art community. But you also see this problem in every 'How to Draw' book at the art store. Learning to paint and draw isn't a 1-2-3 process. You have understand the underlying concepts about light, color, human anatomy, attention detail etc. before you can draw like this. But so many tutorials completely ignore, or very briefly gloss over these core concepts and skip right ahead to the 1-2-3. I used to read how to draw tutorials on deviantart every day for two years and never saw any improvement in my art. It wasn't until I took a figure drawing class that I could I was proud of what I could draw. I improved more in those 2 months than I had in the past 2 years because someone was finally teaching me those core concepts.
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DaedalJS Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
yea but once you look outside of the "how to draw" you can find some decent books that give tips and methods instead of steps.

at any rate this doesn't look very skin like to me.  i can tell it's supposed to be but something just seems off to me.
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zippythewildone Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wasn't knocking all drawing and painting books. It's just the ones that start with "How To" tend to fall into the step by step trap the most. For example, my favorite art book I own is called "Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter." Note: no "how to paint color and light." As for the skin ball looking off, there isn't a lot of color variation. Human skin isn't like doll skin it isn't a consistent tone throughout. There are a lot more purples and greys in skin then the skin ball represents. But when you're drawing a skin ball it's hard to get the variation needed to make skin look life like, because the color variations are usually indicated by areas of shadow, areas of light, areas where there are clusters of blood sells just beneath the skin and etc. They did an okay job with texture, but the texture is so exaggerated to get the point across it comes off as scaley to some people.
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DaedalJS Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
i know, i was agreeing with you about the books. that said my favorite basic anatomy book is actually "how to draw and paint anatomy." apparently i got the smaller of the two versions but it gives good information about the form without giving more than you really need to know.  i wouldn't really recommend anyone stop with just the book but it would be enough for people to do alright without anything else.  it isn't a step by step thing though.

i tend to put back any book i find that has a large portion of step by step stuff unless there's some good write up about the steps to actually give decent information into the reasoning and know how of the step.

ah yea that's it. lack of different hues and the textures being too hard.

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smiling-grouch Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
That was my thought. If this is a tutorial, it's kind of lousy. Neat to look at process, but it shows nothing about brushes, opacity, brush setting, layers, anything like that. Also nothing about shadows or different types or colors of skin. This looks like the skin of a pissed off dinosaur. I figure it's obviously a close up, but it's not much help.

Lousy tutorial, if you ask me. Cool painting progress, but lousy tutorial.
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Tiamatsan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Wow... that's a nasty looking cut..... XD
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NitelyHallow Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This ones great, where are then settings though for how you do it? Nicely done though
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Scorched-FoxFire Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cool : o!! But imagining a ball of skin in my hands is kinda scary....
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TimMcJimFromPl Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Amazing.
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glitch-ish Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what brushes do you use???
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ninjassinwolf Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
from what it looks like it is normal brushes, just altered.
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smiling-grouch Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
But that means they're altered brushes as opposed to normal or preset ones.
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ninjassinwolf Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, but the difference is, is that instead of DLing a speckled brush, you can make it in like 2 seconds. so it would be a preset circle, it looks oval ish, so they probably squished it a little, then put the scatter option on. at least thats one method of doing it. you could as i said, get or buy an already altered brush instead of making it yourself. however i find that takes up space on my computer and id rather make my own brushes (unless someone has really cool ones, but even then, i rarly use them. just mess with them.). but they are presets... just think of it this way, presets all dressed up. haha. i mean you are you whether you are nakid or clothed, right? the only difference are the clothes, lol.
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smiling-grouch Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have no idea what you mean by your "nakid" versus clothed analogy. That said, you're right about messing with brushes. I need to do that, but that doesn't make this tutorial any more helpful.
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glitch-ish Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm, looks so different though
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ninjassinwolf Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The beauty of manipulating brushes to your whim. :) they do look difference cause they are all fancy like. hahaha.  as the comment above says, think of them as presets all dressed up. ;)
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BorjaCastropol Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just amazing! *O*
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13thMurder Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
It's disgusting... just like a real human :D
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PrairieLily Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is some seriously nasty, scaly skin there.
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FishKa1 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
A cookie!
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ryky Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D :D this comment inspire me.. i draw cookie!!  
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FishKa1 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
haha :D
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KrausC Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So for the texturing of the skin what do you use specifically? looks like an airbrush on sphere 3, then a soft/medium brush
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EnteGeminis Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student General Artist
This doesn't help so much ._.
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Vinsuality Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nice stuff!
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NatyBarbosa Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing as usual!
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