At the recent Copic Intermediate certification we did a lot of coloring and challenged on many levels. Skin tones was one of those challenges. This is an image from the student manual for practicing skin tones...specifically using more than 3 colors. In this facial image I used the 9 colors suggested in the manual: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, E15, E04, E93 and BV00. When all you have ever used is the basic 3 this really was a leap for me.....but I really like the look. I must tell you this was my first attempt so don't look too close. My blending and shading is not perfect but I wanted to post this to challenge you, too. One thing, when you are using this many colors you want a larger image to work on. When you do, don't be afraid...it's only paper! And practice, practice, practice!