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Skin tutorial by Svera Skin tutorial by Svera
Some tips and tricks in general:

- put a paper under your drawing hand, so you donít smudge anything
- use a reference that is as large and detailed as possible (for example in this case: 2500 X 1600 pixel)
- take your time trying out brands and pencils (I prefer Faber Castell)

So, this is my promised skin tutorial. To be honest it was weird to do, because Iíve never paid much attention at how I draw. Analyzing my steps was pretty interesting.

Most of my pictures arenít that detailed like you can see here. I just did it to have a good example for my tutorial. How many details you put into the skin depends mostly on your reference.

Please be also aware that this is just my way of doing it. It can be right for you, too, but maybe for you a different way works better.

As always, if you have any further questions feel free to ask :)

This is a tutorial for my picture Sam Worthington.
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s-viv Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great tutorial! I like faber castell as well and am trying to get into more realistic pieces and I like how you broke this down. 
Do do you ever use the H value pencils? I never use them for drawing, are they of any use in shading and texture?
Svera Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Thank you :) Sometimes I use it for sketching, but only if I don't have a softer pencil available. I guess it's more for technical drawings (architecture and such things).
s-viv Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good to know, it's a very hard one to use.
SatHun Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh man! Thanks a lot.... This tutorial is what I need.... You save my butt...... I'm doing a portrait of Ryan Tedder... this sure will help me... thanks again...Clap 
Svera Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
I'm glad to hear that :aww:
scottyzen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thanks alot
Prakorimas Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing tutorial!

Thanks for sharing it!
Svera Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
My pleasure :)
CPiznotCOOL Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for this! A traditional realism tutorial with simple tools! I've been looking for something like this for forever! :squee:
Svera Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
It was my pleasure :aww:
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