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Skin/Blending Tutorial

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***FOR THE BRUSHES PLEASE GO ONTO MY DEVIANT PAGE! GOOGLE 'JOSHSUMMANA DEVIANTART' AS I CANNOT POST LINKS ON HERE. THEY ARE IN THE TUTORIAL DESCRIPTION ON THERE.***

After the last image of 'Savannah' and since pieces like 'Mario' and 'Milla Jovovich', people have been asking me how I do skin in notes etc. So here is a brief outlook on how I blend and what brushes I use etc.

I am not a master so this is just what I do. I am sure there are many other ways to do things and more efficient ways. But if this helps anyone... Great!

The brushes are NOT ALL mine. A lot of have been gathered over the years from other artists and I have changed and messed with a few and narrowed them down to what I use.

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I want to commission you for my next album artwork if you would like to do it?

Thanks :D

Amazing! I like that tutorial :D !

I don't see the value in photoshop drawing and painting really. Of course you can make brilliant, beautiful paintings, any computer generated image will look vibrant and perfect. I think it takes WAY more talent to actually hold a brush and use the exact pressure and brush strokes, mix the exact colors, and impress what you visualize, into an actual reality, not just some computer screen. Sorry, photoshop isn't art.

JoshSummana responds:

That is not in the slightest way shape or form, true.
Everything is painted freehand and built up nearly the same way I would with something traditional. The only difference is that it is easier to erase/move things on the canvas. Skills regarding the fundamentals such as value, colour, composition etc are completely transferrable between mediums.

Regarding your comment as to the pressure... I do use pressure settings. It is what allows the opacity of each stroke to vary. The only thing that isn't AS good as traditional is probably the mixing of colours. Although this has changed quite dramatically as painting software like PS or Painter has evolved.

If you can replicate it yourself then by all means prove me wrong. But I BET you cannot.

This is pretty cool. You should upload a tutorial video.

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