How to Draw Realistic Flesh With Color Pencils – Narrated

Hello my friends and welcome
to another Tuesday of tutorial! I am Leonardo Pereznieto and
today we will draw skin. We begin by very lightly applying
some blue to the areas of shade. I see that most of the drawings online
are made just with pink and maybe with brown for the dark areas
and that looks a bit poor, artistically speaking. In fact it looks a bit cartoonish. If you want to draw realistic skin
in a way that looks rich and full of life, apply more colors. Here I will give you an example
of how to do that. Let´s add yellow to the areas of light
and then light peach to the middle tones and also, we go over the blue with this. As you see, we will doing this drawing
in layers. It is important that your first layers
are very light, so that then you can apply the next ones correctly. If you put pressure on the first layers,
then it is very hard to add more color. So here we are applying the light peach
to practically all the areas of skin and here you can see more closely
how we apply the blue to the areas of shade. And we go over it with the peach. Again, we start very lightly and
little by little increase the pressure. After we apply the peach which is
like a pink color, we are still able to see the blue and the yellow. The blue that I am using
for the base of this shading, as you see, is a grayish blue. It is not an intense blue. Now we apply a crimson,
which is like wine, to the cheeks and to some of the darkest shadows. We start pressing more and
we add a little bit more of an intense color with a darker peach and a nectar. And we add more yellow this time pressing a little bit more, to the areas of light. Then we blend it in with the light peach. Needless to say this tutorial
is for white, fair skin but the principles of adding more colors in layers
and blending them in, may apply to other tones of flesh. I may shoot, in the future, other
tutorials specific to other tones of flesh. I add more purple and blue to the areas
of shade, and white to the spots that are reflecting light. With some reddish brown on the knuckles
and the cheeks, we can make it more realistic. Now with a colorless blender I am
burnishing. I will read you what I wrote
about burnishing in my book ¨You can Draw! Simple Techniques
for Realistic Drawings:¨ “After a layer or layers of color have been laid in,
apply a hard, rubbing stroke to mix the colors, or to intensify a single color to produce a lustrous surface. This is generally done with a
light color pencil, or with a colorless blender
(a pencil which has no color of its own, and that is used for blending.) It can also be done with the same
color you used for that subject. Burnishing will get rid of the visible
grain of the paper by getting the pigment to fill in all the blank spaces making an even, more painterly surface.” While I was happily and proudly
reading you my book [laughter] you may have noticed that I added
some red to the cheeks and some dark brown and even black
to the darkest shades. The places where you should add some
extra reddish are the cheeks, the tip of the nose, the knuckles, the elbow,
and maybe the shoulders if the person was under the sun. The list of materials including
all the colors I used, and the link for my book, are in
the description under the video. And it´s ready! If you enjoyed it please give it a
LIKE! share it to your friends and subscribe to Fine Art-Tips. And I will see you,
on Tuesday 😉 Subtitled by Grethel Trejo


  • Sakshi

    amazing thanks for the upload….👌👌👌1st to comment

  • Manali Dhopate

    First!!! Amazing video! Very useful! Thanks ☺

  • Ananya Mittakola

    Love ur videos as usual!

  • ELI LOPZ 502

    Eres lo mejor excelente trabajo

  • jakes channel

    I will always support your videos and you almost on to 1million what will you do after 1million subs and she looks beutifull

  • Marie Peillon

    Merci beaucoup, c'est vraiment très beau !

  • Learn Fine Arts

    Really so Realistic Hair ! I enjoy it a lot 🙂

  • Carsketch Monster

    good tutorial

  • نورس نورس

    شكرآ الك يا استاذ على هذا المحاضرة الرائعه …ولاكن هل يمكن ترجمة الكلام بالعربي لكي نستفيد اكثر من ملاحضاتك ★♥

  • Matthew Kenney

    Very good, excellentaye!!!

  • oo m

    Thank you so much
    It looks like what I asked yippeeeee

  • Miscellaneous N

    Wowwww, that's what i also want to know! Thanks for teaching

  • My Art and Music

    this is awesome

  • - Shooting Starlight -

    Green is also a fantastic color to incorporate for rich, realistic looking skin!

  • blu skay

    U are amayzing

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  • IGdesigning

    great job! some coloured pencil artists use mineral spirits to blend but it's great seeing burnishing too.

  • BackyardTattoo

    Flat and amateurish

  • Depressed Chip

    Thanks for the tutorial, I’m trying so hard to work with colour! This was very helpful!

  • Katywu Ste

    Great tutorial and your accent is to die for

  • wroke

    You mean skin right? Lol.

  • Janet W

    This is just what i needed to help me with skin……as i am finding it quite hard to get flesh looking realistic !!!! and Hair …i find it a real challenge.. Thanks and please do more….!!

  • Marium Hussain

    also make a portrait in oil paints

  • Marium Hussain


  • Roger Clemens

    As always, this is very helpful and also beautiful. Thank you for the immense help!

  • TheLondonbj

    Great as always! Thank you

  • 1958linedancer

    absolutely beautiful work, thanks for sharing

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  • darkbohb

    V nice. Big long time fan here, I just got your book in the post!

  • Rhonda Love


  • Sushanth Reddy

    I bought your book

  • kerry saint

    In the thumbnail when the image is small and before i can see you making things I'd call a mistake it looks good, every one of your drawings look good before you watch your process then i see a kids drawing emerge, kindly unsubbing after 6 years not inspired buy the same stagnant routine.

  • Daily anime watcher

    Just 97k needed for 1M

  • Daily anime watcher

    Sir can u make a video of a vampire

  • Daily anime watcher

    Like the art very much😀😀😀😀

  • Daily anime watcher

    I want to be a artist like u

  • Daily anime watcher

    Ur art is soooooo realistic

  • Sandra Abbott

    I love your videos , you are an amazing artist and teacher..

  • Arnold Mountain

    That was amazing!

  • Yssach petty

    Love the channel I have been watching your channel for years.

  • Ghafour Amin

    Amazing video! Very useful


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