Drawing skin presents a few challenges. Your first thought might be about race and color, but it’s not really color that makes skin skin. You can make skin any color you want — even completely abnormal colors like blue — but if you want any semblance of reality you will want to add some kind of texture, however slight. You could use an airbrush to create that texture in a uniform way, but many people have imperfections like freckles and natural details like pores that can really make a face (for example) come alive. To help out with that need, we created a go-to brush set for SketchBook Pro members to make drawing skin textures easier.
What’s in the Skin Texture Set
In the Skin Texture Brush Set you’ll find Two Fine Pores brushes, Two Rough Pores brushes, a Mixed Pores brush, brushes for making Dense Freckles and Mixed Freckles, and a Textured Blending Brush for blending all of your skin textures together. Finally, there’s a nice Skin Highlight brush for adding finishing touches.
Installing the brush sets
Being able to share and install these weekly free brush sets in the desktop app is one of the features for SketchBook subscribers. If you’re using the latest desktop version of SketchBook, simply double click on the .skbrushes file, and it will automatically install. Check out this article for all the details about brushes and legacy versions. If you haven’t tried the subscription, you can download a free trial and unlock Pro membership for 15 days (no credit card required).