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Well, it's been a long time and everyone sort of likes my new digital painting so I thought I'd make a tutorial for it (even though it's the same as my traditional shading and my old digital lol)

This will work for Photoshop and SAI as well I believe, just find a brush that blends well, or set your pen pressure on so you can blend.  You'll have to try out brushes, but I'm sure there are Digital Oils for both programs.

It's kind of basic really, and not all that detailed, but I hope it's helpful.

The term "Reflective light" here is not used correctly but that's how I describe it!  The light that comes around an object basically.

More tutorials
Tutorial - Digital paint by SleyfTutorial - Using Patterns + Textures in Photoshop by SleyfTutorial - Transparent backgrounds by Sleyf

Some useful skin resources
Skin tones by EnamorteSKIN: a chart - SUPPLEMENT IMG by navate <--- this one is brilliant Skin Colour + Others  Palette by Spudfuzz
And many more!

On a side note, I probably should not have uploaded this as the image in it is still not complete ohhhhhh, the surprise has been ruin-ed ohhhhhh!
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BlueNephelim Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome - thanks for posting! I'm glad we got to see how you incorporate color into your shading method; that's something I've always really liked about your work. Definitely a little jealous, but mostly happy to see this; it's a really good walkthrough for adding color in "passes". Great work as always!
Sleyf Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ww thanks :hug: and hey hey that you have can paint like this toooo, we could be painting twins lol. Yeah I seem to do everything in passes XD
BlueNephelim Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, I think I'm a long way off from being anyone's Corel Painting Twin, but maybe with time and practice. ^_^
Sleyf Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I shall wait then :D *stares*
Gnewi Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome tutorial! I love seeing how other artists paint! It is very helpful! Skin is the biggest pain for me! I don't know why, but skin hates me. I am sure of this! Lol! XD
Sleyf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Skin used to be, but not so much anymore, I kind of enjoy it now :D purple is the key!
llulichan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for making this tutorial it's awesome :tighthug: 
Sleyf Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug: I hope it comes in handy!
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February 9, 2014
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