Hi Everyone!! Happy Sunday!
If I'm posting on a Sunday then that means that I'm designing for Paper Sundae's this week!!
This week's challenge is to color your image using your favorite hair color combo. It doesn't have to be Copic's, any medium will do...Promarkers, Prismacolor pencils, Distressing inks you name it.
I've of course used my Copic's. I'm sure most of you have noticed that when I'm coloring hair (boys or girls) I tend to do brunette. And my favorite hair color combo was put together purely by accident... I was trying to find my perfect blonde. LOL I still haven't found my perfect blonde so if you have a combo that you love...please leave me a comment and share yours with me!!
My colors are: E50, E31, E35, E25
I've had a few requests lately to share some tips on my coloring so I thought this would be a great time to talk about how I color hair. Of course there are as many techniques as their are colorists, so by no means is my way the best, etc.
When I list the Copics that I've used, I always list them in the order that I use them. And I always color dark to light. The only exception to that is when I'm coloring hair. (So you will see that I've listed my colors starting with the lightest color) When coloring hair I do this because it's more difficult for me to "see" where I want my light/shine to be so this keeps me from messing up. LOL I completely color in the hair with E50 (the lightest color). After choosing my light source I color the hair in sections. First I find the known darker places first. Such as the crown of the head, around headbands or bows, closest to the face or body, and flowing hair that has bends to it such as curls. With the remaining colors I use soft and short flicking strokes with the tip of my marker...always going with the direction of the hair. And if you ever find that you've not left enough light when you're coloring don't worry...just add MORE dark. It will make the light/shine look lighter. And remember with hair it's perfectly okay to have lines in your coloring you really don't want to blend too much. The lines will appear as strands of hair and give your image a more realistic look. But if you do like the hair colors to be blended...just remember to leave distinct lighter areas, that will give the hair more depth and bring it to life.
I've used a digital image from from Wee Stamps, Sweet Blossom. She's just precious!! I had to have her because I love the way that hair is blowing in the wind and her little crossed ankles. Too CUTE!! I've also colored her using Cryogen White cardstock. (It has a hint of shimmer in the paper) The DP is from My Mind's Eye, Quite Contrary collection, Little Miss Muffet. I've used Spellbinder's Labels 10 and Classic Oval for the image panel which is popped up using foam tape. Her blouse was sparkled using Shimmerz and Stickles together to create a very sheer appearance. Tiny rhinestones were added to her headband and blouse for just a little more bling!! :)
Ai Factory = #78 Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers = #117 Add a butterfly
Charisma Cards = #17 April Showers/May Flowers
Southern Girls = Green & Blue
Amber's Crafts & Stuff = #7 Use a digital stamp
I hope you will take a moment to view the Sundae Girls fantastic design team samples and link your project using your favorite hair color combo.
Thanks so much for stopping by!!