gosh thank you!! and here’s a really lame really terrible tut but it covers the basics TvT
since i actually don’t have real colouring technique i didnt show any steps (it’s just base colours and then all the other ones on top) but the basics for skin tones is that they usually range between very light yellows (the lightest shown is actually an albino swatch!) and dark, not-too-saturated reds!
for all of those swatches, the first colour is the base and the second is the shadow. most important thing when picking out shadows for skin tones!! make theM REDDER, as well as darker! i’ll elaborate later but if you just make the skin tone blacker, the colours look washed out and a little awful ;v; for one thing, humans have warm red blood right beneath our skin, so basic shadows would be warm too!
as for where to shade, don’t use me as an example! i just put shadows in shadow places sometimes >v>
the hair is made up of 4 colours! (plus a random accent sometimes >v>) below is a diagram of hair colours, and also other examples of how to choose colours
(+ an old example)
i choose colours by doing something i personally call ‘varying the spectrum’! the biggest beginner mistake i see is just making the base colour blacker and whiter to shade and highlight. once you learn not to do this, your colours’ll look a lot more vibrant!
yellow is naturally the lightest hue, red and blue are the darkest. if your base is warm, the shadows will be a darker, redder version of that colour and if your base is cool, the shadows will be darker and bluer. highlights are lighter and yellower!
my examples arent great but i promise if you vary the spectrum in your art, the basic stuff will look a lot better / v \
and be warned! i use really sunny, warm colours by default so you may have to compensate ;v;
so yes!! these’re the basics to how i colour! i very much recommending using the colour picker tool to see what colours i use and where they are on the colour wheel in relation to each other and all that! i hope this helped somewhat!!