Also, I have the free version of Sai and some brushes I don't have at my disposal, any suggestions?
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.
Just my opinion and all.
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.
I'm not entirely sure what else you're getting at in your reply, though...I'm genuinely confused. : \
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.
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.