Saying that people of color cannot show any visible blushing is a big fat myth that only proves how little people actually know about skin tones.
I have seen a lot of skin-tone palettes that includes dark skin, but it is very rarely put in use as examples. And many times I’ve found them to only appear monochrome, while darker skin tones are just as rich in tone variation as fair skin.
And just to be extra nice, I even added the basic colors I used in these two examples. A big protip is to start with the darkest tone as a base and then work to light tones. Use the highlights sparingly, they should not be large but more like small spots. Dark skin is more “reflective”, meaning small highlights pop out more than on lighter skin tones.
I made this set mainly for all the anime artists out there who probably would love to color more poc characters but don’t really know if it’d work out as kawaii as their usual stuff.
News flash: it’s drop-dead super kawaii in all skin tones<3
Oh, FUCK YEAH. One of my biggest pet peeves is that if you like to play with dollmakers, either they only have white skin OR if they have dark skin, the blush/highlighting is completely off and just looks like they’re made of cheap plastic or someone overdid the Exclusion layer on Photoshop.
I actually find painting brown skin a lot easier than pale skin because you can add so much more color and shading. And, yes, gorgeous blushing and lips. The examples in this post are super-cute - for anyone that wants a more complicated/realistic look at shading and highlights for different skin tones, this is a fantastic guide!