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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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unopenedbox Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
This is an amazing tutorial - thanks! Just wondering which paper or paper type you are using? :) 
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Svera Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
thanks :) I use just ordinary printer paper.
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mpalfreman Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
wow thank you sooo much that's brilliant
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Svera Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Thank you :aww:
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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?
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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).
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s-viv Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good to know, it's a very hard one to use.
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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 
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Svera Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
I'm glad to hear that :aww:
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scottyzen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thanks alot
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Prakorimas Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing tutorial!

Thanks for sharing it!
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Svera Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
My pleasure :)
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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:
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Svera Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
It was my pleasure :aww:
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RoseArtAndGo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks dear, for sharing your knowledge!!! I do appreciate this.
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Svera Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
It's my pleasure :)
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dailygranger Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hey darling, that amazing! I'm trying to learn how to do realism and portraits, im still not very good at it, but since i just love to do it i will keep trying, which leaves me to a question, when you started to draw were you like a pro right in the beginning? and another question is, which kind of paper do you use? Thank you very very much is was helpful!
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Svera Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Thank you :) No, I certainly wasn't a pro right from the beginning (and I think I still have much to learn). Here, some of my old works: link

I use just ordinary printer paper. There is nothing special with it. In my opinion it's more hekpful to have good pencils than good paper. My favorite brand is Faber Castell.
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giovannabon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
yey! I've been looking for a tutorial like this one everywhere! thank you!
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Svera Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
My pleasure :)
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foreverEvey Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! It is great tutorial for everyone !
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Svera Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
It was my pleasure :)
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drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just ran into this in Graphite Gods and so I had to put it in my Fab tutorial file, thanks so much for sharing.
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Svera Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
It's my pleasure :)
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MegaMoorea Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Wow deine Tutorials sind echt super!
Danke fŁrs Uploaden
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Svera Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Vielen lieben Dank! :)
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Andrevarez Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the tutorial. I'll try it this Xmas holidays ;)
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Svera Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
It was my pleasure :)
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Sci-FiFanstasy Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
This is such an amazing tutorial. Its exactly what I need. Your methods are so unique, and they help me so much more than other non-informative tutorials I find on line. :D (Big Grin) 
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Svera Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
I'm very happy to hear this :aww:
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Small-LU Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
I LOVE YOU.
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Svera Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Thanks :D
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Small-LU Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
You don't realize how much you help me.
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AgentButt-Kick Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg so useful~ thanks so much for sharing your expert knowledge :hug:
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Svera Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
It was my pleasure :hug:
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Dee2013 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Great work , thanks for sharing !
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Svera Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
It was my pleasure :)
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Le-petit-Demiurge Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just looking for a tutorial like this, thank you so much! :)
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Svera Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
It was my pleasure :)
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marrrava Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
thank you, it looks fantastic!:) can't wait to see if I can make it. ;)
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Svera Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Thank you :aww:
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bty5jn2 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!!!  Has been very useful. :blowkiss:
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Svera Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
It was my pleasure :)
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AnnCharlotteR Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great tutorial!!!!!
Thank you for sharing this
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Svera Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
My pleasure :)
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jimboa321 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
all brilliant,thanks.
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Svera Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Thanks :)
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jimboa321 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
welcome.
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anna24601 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Oooooh my gosh bless your soul for posting this! I've been looking around like crazy for a tutorial on drawing realistic skin texture and there's so few out there. Thank you!!
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Svera Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
It was my pleasure :)
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