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Old 04-06-2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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Cool Coloring skin with Colored pencils

I am new to digital stamps and am still learing. I am having trouble when I color skin. So far I can't find a good combination. I am using colored pencils. Does anybody have any ideas.

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Old 04-06-2011, 11:22 AM   #2
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Hi, Chris!

I use Prismacolor Peach and Light Peach.
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Peach and light peach are good for caucasian skin tones. Light pinks are good for caucasian baby skin. I also use combinations of browns for darker skin tones like for Oriental skin tones or African American skin tones.
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The best advice I ever got came from SCS but I'm afraid I don't remember who said it - invest in a pack of Lyra Skintone pencils. They're fabulous for a range of caucasian and other ethnic skin tones as well as colouring things like nature images, bunnies, bears etc. For caucasian skin I always found Prisma Light Peach a bit too, well, peachy!

The Lyra pencils were originally developed for kids to let them colour in pictures of themselves and their friends with natural skin tones. That means they're a chunkier casing (easier for little hands to hold) but they're a full length pencil, they lay down colour really well and last ages. They're the same kind of formulation as Prismacolor so you can blend with OMS or baby oil if you want to.

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Thank you so much for the great advice on coloring skin.
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Great advice! I definitely need help with skintones. I'll have to find some Lyra's. Thanks. Kathy
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Love the Lyra's, they work well for animals too.
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I've looked for these pencils, can anyone tell where to buy them/
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I JUST got a set of these and used them for the first time yesterday & the colors ARE good. I think I remember derwent colorsoft has a skin tone set too maybe? I get all my colored pencils at dickblick.com
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I've looked for these pencils, can anyone tell where to buy them/
Dick Blick has them at $15.85 for the set of 12 - they're here. I'm in the UK so I haven't used Dick Blick myself but lots of people here at SCS seem to think well of them.
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