When I give my model a texture of skin color and I select vertex color paint in the menu, then go from solid mode to vertex paint and paint portians of the body, and render it. I get the color I painted, but I do not get the original color of the skin, only a model that only shows the paint. Do I have to paint the whole body skin color and then portions I want different color over that so it show the skin color?
If I’m not mistaking, you’re only rendering your vertex paint, you’ll need to set up your materials so that they blend with your paint in the correct way. Try using nodes.