I edited this as of Aug 2011. So if you downloaded a previous version you may want to take a fresh look at my bottom left Sadie. I was never happy with her skin/hair being so similar. Also added some new colors to some of the skin tones.
Let me first say that I am not totally thrilled with this, but then again, I don't think I ever will be. But I just have to get it off of my desk and move on! I do not own every flesh tone so I did what I would advise anyone to do, I used what I have. I always notice what others use and then try them myself. My fav combo (E02, E00 and E000) came out of deep frustration from not being able to get good results from trying other peoples color combos using E11. E11 is one of those colors (like E31) that I have a lot of trouble with becoming blotchy when blended. It just doesn't play well with others, for me at least.
My other thing is using blue when I highlight black hair. I don't like using just shades of gray because for me they end up looking... let's just say, mature.
I hope this gets you to start looking at some of your colors and trying them in new and different ways. As always, click before saving so you can get the full size and not a thumbnail.
Also a huge shout out to the creators of these marvelous images!!
The first girl is Cherry Emma from CC Designs
My example for Asian skin is The Birthday Girl from Mami Doodles and last but not least is Sadie with Apples from Mo's Digital Pencil