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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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scottyzen Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
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:
RoseArtAndGo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks dear, for sharing your knowledge!!! I do appreciate this.
Svera Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
It's my pleasure :)
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!
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.
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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