3 tips for painting translucent vampire skin

See-through, pale skin symbolises bad health or disease, so it suits the vampire down to the ground. A dead body is defined by its coldness. Blue is the commonly recognised colour of coldness, so I'm going to use it as the skin base mixed with a pale salmon. You can pick a real blue, but be sure not to over-saturate it. I also choose some pale green to paint the shadows. This cool colour gives the impression of a diseased state.

Adding some veins is a nice way to achieve the translucent effect. You can do them in red, orange or purple, depending of your colour scheme. I usually add extra transparency colour on the nostrils and eyelids, and here I pick an orange tone and slightly paint over those elements. This will enhance the impression of translucency.

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