Step-by-step: Adding long-healed scars to a bar­bar­ian

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Once you have your fig­ure painted in, start by adding a lighter line to in­di­cate the shape of the scar. Re­mem­ber that scars show­ing a bat­tle wound shouldn’t be per­fectly straight. If you’re adding mul­ti­ple scars, make sure they criss- cross at dif­fer­ent an­gles and try to avoid 90 de­gree an­gles when­ever pos­si­ble.

Add a darker tone on both sides of the scar; scars don’t heal per­fectly. When adding tones around the scar, ap­ply a bit of Jit­ter to in­tro­duce a “cau­li­flower” look. Lighten the cen­tre line to show var­i­ous high­lights. Us­ing a pres­sure-sen­si­tive Eraser brush, lightly erase sec­tions of the scars that are in the darker shad­ows.

The last step is adding colour to the scars. For lighter skin it’ll be a pink­ish tone. For peo­ple with darker skin, it’ll be a more pur­ple hue. The in­ten­sity of the colour de­pends on how re­cent the scar is. So a more re­cent scar will be more in­tense in colour, while an older scar will be less in­tense in colour and ap­pear­ance.

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