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Skin Colour + Others  Palette by Spudfuzz Skin Colour + Others  Palette by Spudfuzz
Please stop re-posting it on tumblr, I already have one. If you really have the urge to post it, just frigging ask and credit properly it aint hard.  spudfuzz.tumblr.com/post/52935…

Intended for people who cel-shade, but hopefully provides a basic idea for shadows + light with blending. 

Tutorial on how to use: Using The Skin Colour + Others Palette by Spudfuzz (You don't need sai to use this chart, the tool is universal in all programs.)

Update: Expanded the chart to include a wider variety of skin tones + other random ones. Added it up and I think there's about 356 samples now, which is like... a single colour for every day of the year? ಠ_ಠ

Use the power of the burn-your-eyes-out-neons wisely. :giggle:

Some people mentioned they'd like to make more racially diverse characters but they don't know how to colour dark skin without it looking weird so I made this chart, each colour shaded and highlighted on it's own. And er, I threw in some other random colours for the hell of it. Just load it up into your program and use the eye dropper tool to select and paint. No credit needed of course, no one owns the rainbow. Though if you want to throw a link back it's always appreciated so more people can find and use it.

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As bread-doh pointed out, super dark colours (well, all of them really) can have a much higher gloss depending on the surface and lighting. This chart assumes a fairly normal light setting (daylight) so be mindful of that.

CuzzaCurry : Yes ~bread-doh, keep in mind that darker skinned people's skin reflects quite a bit of light. So the highlight should be significantly lighter. Our palms and undersides of our feet are in the tan palette. Lots of people forget this.
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Skin Colour + Others Palette by *Spudfuzz An extremely useful colour palette for all digital artists looking for complimentary ranges ( Suggested by SavageFrog and Featured by Elandria )
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BlyndShot Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Student General Artist
this is super helpful, especially so you don't fall in the habit of "pale, light, tan, dark"! thanks!
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spacecookiejr Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist
Congrats on the DD. You really deserved it. This is very helpful. :D
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DanKnight Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, this is amazing, and I use it a lot in my art. Thank you!

I am wondering though, would it be possible for you to do a hair colour palette? Such a thing would be greatly appreciated.
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StephanieGM Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is awsome💕, thanks✨👌
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CosmicGalaxyStar Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
this is so help me ! :D thank!
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LoonyFred Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Thanj you so much for making this wonderful palette!
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nooksh Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect! Thank you tons honestly. ♥
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AngieART93 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These will help a lot!! ^^
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Gediminas-Bakutiene Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student General Artist
I actually might use this chart for skin colors ((that way I can have two charts to use because I only use one right now)). Thank you for making this! :D
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NekoNoGen Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is heaven before my eyes. thank you so much for this wonderful file :heart:
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Georgia-The-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is so cool!
I think my skin colour is (out of skin colour area) 4 across, 8 down.
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YuniX3 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
gracias estan muy lindos los colores ~3~
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LordStarsCreamy Featured By Owner Edited Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg thats cool *Q*

ps: if we use it for the colouring ... do I have to credit you? c:
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No you don't need to credit. You shouldn't ever have to credit anyone for using a colour palette because no one can copyright a colour legally. However, if you'd like to credit the chart it's appreciated so that more people may find it, but it's still optional. 
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LordStarsCreamy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh okay <3

well I will share it in a journal I really like the palette :la:
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Tsuki-Desu Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Thank you so much for making this =3
I'm awful at finding the shades that I like but this has lots and lots of them. Will save me -lot- of time xD
<3
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Himezuki Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Filmographer
I'll try it soon! Your color pallete will really helpfull for me ><
Thanks you so much :))
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Judiette Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess it can work aswell for clothes *w*
I like the pastel-ish ones~~
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They can be used for any kind of object really. :giggle:
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Judiette Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg, haha right Giggle
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ChakaGurl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are a LIFE SAVER. :iconloveyouplz:
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! :dummy:
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shapkaa Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful resource! Thanks!
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :eager:
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shapkaa Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Yay~
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haarukas Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I use this palette all the time! Thank you so much for making it!
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really glad to hear that! You're welcome! :D
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TheRandomRobloxian Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Imma use this! And this might help with the colors I need with my fan art ^^
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ItakuShine Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very helpful for those of us who can never find a color that looks just right for the skin. I love how you have included so many different shades for practically every skin tone you can think of. C:
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Minakie Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing *_* Sadly, I won't be able to use it since it's not pixel art, but I'll be sure to favorite it into my Resources folder so that other people may find it and put it into good use :D
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YesWeCum Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why wouldn't you be able to use it with pixel art? I work mainly with pixel art and this is still a brilliant reference.
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Minakie Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It depends really, some groups only accept it if it's 100% pixel art, they will not accept gradients.
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Biiboo-SHI Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
njdjdsfkdmsm;fldfkds;'f; Thank you so much, I will try it late! I always hhad some problems with skin colors,but that will help a little bit. Thank you so much ~! :3
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CicadasFlying74 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014   Digital Artist
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Purr-Adopts Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very helpful for those of us who can never find a color that looks just right for the skin. I love how you have included so many different shades for practically every skin tone you can think of. C:
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FaDemian Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Pretty cool !!
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Wikipedia Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Probably the most helpful skin colour palette I could find on here. Especially love how you have a wider selection of darker skintones. :)
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I think some people don't realize that "light" or "dark" skin isn't limited to one hue, which is another reason why I made it. :o (Eek) 
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Wikipedia Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Oh yes, this -- so much this!
Irl, I'm a darker tan, so I feel a bit sad when I say "dark tan", and it still looks like the way they colour a "light tan". xD;

Thank you as well for the tips on shading with purple, and highlighting with yellow -- I tried it out in a digital painting I did (uploaded to a different account,) and I have to say -- I've never been this pleased with my shading - it looks so "alive" and vibrant. :')
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ladypurpledreamer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Writer
Very nice.
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Nikitomate Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
this palette is amazing! Thanks for making it :D
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Homocidal-Pills Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Artist
Oh my god thank you! I've been looking for these for a long time! These are just perfect for art! :puppycat: 
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob! :-D
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Aerodil Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Question, is this for free use or no? Some of these pallets are simple gorgeous!
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it's free to use. You should be able to download it on the top right. :)
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Aerodil Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh thank you, Spud!
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob. :la:
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AdrianosArt Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very nice resource! This was a great idea!
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KopehKat Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This actually might come in really useful, thank you so much! :la:
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lauraypablo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
esta genial esta paleta de colores, muchas gracias!!!!!
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