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Don't be ashamed of using refere...

Using reference builds your skills with different styles. Even the best artists use references!

Submitted by AnjaShull  

Skin Colours for beginners

I see many beginners anxious to find some magic formula for skin colours. There isnt one, that is unless you want every portrait to look the same. The secret is to closely study your reference photo. Look for those reds, browns, blues, greens, oranges, purples etc. Start with deciding your highlight colour, paper white, cream etc. then pick a base colour closest to that in the reference, say light pink or beige. Add your layers very lightly, switching pencils as colours change on the photo. Look deeply into the colours making up the shadows, blues, purples, browns, indigo. Observe, think, choose carefully. Take your time, it's a slow process. You probably only need 6 to 8 pencils at most. It's more about how you blend your chosen colours.

Submitted by Rajo  


If your beginning use references but be creative as well and you will be amazed Because every one has an artistic spirit

Submitted by TonyAnimegod360  

Not a tip, a question

So, i love art and everything, but i suck at it. Any tips on how to make my drawing?painting skills better?

Submitted by Windysilver  

Blending with markers

Always start with ligtest tone and then go on with darker ones. then blend all with the lighter one.

Submitted by Yrnarts