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ZBrush® Character Creation: Advanced Digital Sculpting, Second Edition by Scott Spencer

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Painting a Creature Skin

Now that you understand the two methods of painting texture in ZBrush, let’s explore color theory. This section focuses on painting a creature skin from scratch, but there is often more to painting than just laying down colors in a random pattern hoping for a good result. By understanding some basic color theory, you can make educated decisions on what color to select and where to place it on your character, and you can begin painting extremely realistic skin textures quickly. For this paint scheme, we’ll use a limited palette. Table 5-4 shows the colors that we’ll use to paint this particular skin tone.

Table 5-4: Hues used in the paint job

Color Name R G B
Red 255 2 2
Yellow 255 ...

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