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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 which you can reblog from. Or alternatively, you can use the tumblr share link on the top right of this deviation page.…

I honestly don't mind if you share this on other sites, as long as the're just a credit/ link back.

Intended for people who cel-shade (and who are new to colour theory in general), 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.

Notable comments:

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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Given 2013-06-21
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 )
sweetsncake Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i shall definetely use this thx! :D
hbeary Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok seriously tysm for making this because i suck at colours and this helped a ton. <3333
GSGSD Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is really helpful...hehe
Ilovefallingcows25 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
AnnaGiladi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this and it's been in my faves for a while. I should really start using it. Thanks for making!
Chin0413 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
So cool! :D
I'm new to digital art and im completely lost. This helps alot! :)
AngusMcTavish Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
Would definitely take all the guesswork out of trying to figure out the shading needed for skin color.
Kiwi817 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Espectacularrr Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is immensely helpful. Thank you, you beautiful person
exu-caveira Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
helpful, tank you!
SummersMusic Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, this is really beautiful and it makes me smile. Thank you so very very much for this helpful resource!
D-for-Duchess Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! It's really helpful!
seykku Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amg this is perfection. <3
RandomObsessedPerson Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang, just LOOKING at this makes me happy. :iconcraiplz: Thank you SO much it looks so neat and will definitely be helpful.
DigitallyInking Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Amazing varieties and beautiful organization. Thank you! Flower 
StopAtTheEdge Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
So useful, thank you!
Lex-the-Sparrow Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is perfect! I'm very, very new to using color, so this is super helpful. Thanks for making it!
MrFoxster Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
look like Smarties ^^

nice :P
TubeJockey Featured By Owner Edited Mar 16, 2015
Well done. Don't know if I'll ever need it, but it's nice to know who to go to for help.
iKurariisu Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student General Artist
this is going to be very helpful ;w; thank you
LazyTeam Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the references and tutorials .They help alot!
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!
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yeah, I noticed that a lot of people seem to have narrow comfort zones for skin on DA. I figured to make this because when I ask why they say they just don't know how.
spacecookiejr Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist
Congrats on the DD. You really deserved it. This is very helpful. :D
DC-Knight 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.
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure! Sorry for the late reply, but I have been thinking of doing palettes to focus on other colours or themes too. It will just take me a bit of time, I have a couple things to finish first. (Although, any of the colours there could be used for anything you want, not just skin haha.) But thank you for using it, that makes me happy to hear!
StephanieGM Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is awsome💕, thanks✨👌
CosmicGalaxyStar Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so help me ! :D thank!
LoonyFred Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Thanj you so much for making this wonderful palette!
nooksh Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect! Thank you tons honestly. ♥
MariiCreations93 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student General Artist
These will help a lot!! ^^
ArcaneEnchantment Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital 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
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:
SiIent-AngeI Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is so cool!
I think my skin colour is (out of skin colour area) 4 across, 8 down.
YuniX3 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
gracias estan muy lindos los colores ~3~
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:
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. 
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:
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
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 :))
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~~
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They can be used for any kind of object really. :giggle:
Judiette Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg, haha right Giggle
ChakaGurl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are a LIFE SAVER. :iconloveyouplz:
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! :dummy:
shapkaa Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful resource! Thanks!
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :eager:
shapkaa Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Yay~
haarukas Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I use this palette all the time! Thank you so much for making it!
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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