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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.…

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.

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 )
nooksh Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect! Thank you tons honestly. ♥
AngieART93 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These will help a lot!! ^^
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
Kaze138 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is heaven before my eyes. thank you so much for this wonderful file :heart:
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.
YuniX3 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
gracias estan muy lindos los colores ~3~
LordChewingGum Featured By Owner Edited Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional 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. 
LordChewingGum Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional 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
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