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A quick tutorial made with support from my patreon! A quick cheat/trick to make cool skin tones and stuff

Some extras to the tutorial:

♦This is just a quick shortcut. If you want, you can pick colors manually after studying this method. Study the masters and study other digital drawings. Artists from the baroque era, romanticism era, and chiaroscuro paintings use the color zones the most, so you might wanna search for that! Artists like Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Leutze, etc can help. 

♦ As mentioned, the zones vary on skin tones, gender, and age. Females are less likely to have blue tones on their upper lip and jawlines because they lack beard, and children are more likely to have more red tones in their cheeks. 

♦ Don’t get discouraged, just play with your color pallette, color pick as often as you can and just drop colors! if it’s not looking ok or natural to you, just paint over it and start again, it takes time to get an eye to pick colors manually or polish, so hopefully this quick workaround can help you get used to it.

♦ The rest of the body tends to have color zones too. Red is more prominent on palms, soles, and joints, for example. study bodies to understand these better

♦ study faces and bodies. In real life, these color zones aren’t as prominent due to the amount of cells and tissue lying underneath our skins, but art is stylization, so take advantage of it and use it on moderation!  It’s meant to be subtle, so try to avoid doing this :P


I hope you find this useful :)!  if you have any questions feel free to drop me a message


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In a letter from Rear Admiral Chester Nimitz, now chief of the Bureau of Navigation, he learned that Smeallie’s replacement, Rear Admiral Benis, was on his way out and that, in view of the current tense situation, it might be desirable for Hart to stay on beyond the age of retirement. Being asked to stay on in a sea command was a tremendous compliment and one hardly ever paid.
“Of course I can’t reject such a feather in my cap, conceit or no conceit,” Hart noted in his diary, “so I’m writing Nimitz that it will be okay with me provided that when the time for decision arrives I am in good enough condition to continue.” That afternoon he played golf and shot a 78.
—  A Different Kind of Victory: A Biography of Admiral Thomas C. Hart, by James Leutze
[Hart] had comments on various high ranking Japanese officers, including Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto:
‘Energetic. Highly able. Bold in contrast to most who are inclined to be cautious. Decisive. He has American viewpoint. Formerly naval attaché in Washington. London Arms Conference delegate. Well versed in international affairs. A wounded veteran, having lost two fingers at Tsushima. Highly thought of by rank and file of [Japanese] Navy. Personally likes Americans. Plays excellent bridge and poker. Alert in every way. Very air minded.’
—  A Different Kind of Victory: A Biography of Admiral Thomas C. Hart, by James Leutze
The most important Allied visitor to date arrived in Manila [December 5, 1941].
Vice admiral Sir Tom Phillips, selected as the new Commander in Chief, Far East, has come to discus war plans with Admiral Hart… .
Hart liked [Phillips]. Phillips was “good stuff”, he wrote, “decidedly the intellectual type with a first rate brain. He is amiable to my views and I look forward to working with him in the coming months.”
Phillips died three days later, going down with his flagship, Prince of Wales.
—  A Different Kind Of Victory: A Biography of Admiral Thomas C. Hart, by James Leutze
The British were trying to draw the Americans into the war and use them in a way both wise and advantageous… For the British.
The Americans were trying to avoid premature or unwanted commitments, yet to influence planning before events swept them past the point of leverage. The Dutch in the East Indies desperately needed assurances of help or they would capitulate, and the British could not afford to let the Dutch capitulate. The British, therefore, were willing to support the Dutch, but preferably not until the Americans agreed to come into the war if the British should be attacked by the Japanese. The Americans were hesitant to make such an agreement, especially in the absence of a British-Dutch alliance. Hart and his little fleet were pawns on this checkerboard.
—  A Different Kind of Victory: A Biography of Admiral Thomas C. Hart, by James Leutze