Hi everyone! Its Alyce back today with Part 2 of my Skin and Hair tutorial. Yesterday I shared how I colored Skin, today I will show you how I color hair using Alice Mae digi stamp from Some Odd Girl. Just as a reminder this is the final product we are heading toward…
Ok! Let’s get started!
HAIR COLOURS USED: Y21, YR23, E33, E35
Step 1: To start off with her hair, I use my lightest marker (Y21). Again I like to go from light to dark as it allows me to see where the highlights are and adjust as I go rather than laying down the darker colours and doing it wrong from the start. As my light source is at the top right, I make all of the ‘highest’ parts of her hair the highest as you can see in the top of her hair. The technique that I use here is feathering, flicking the marker down to create thin strokes that resemble strands of hair. In this first step you don’t have to worry too much about defining the streaks, but rather just laying the colour down.
Step 2: As we work our way up to the darker markers you can start to pay more attention to the fine detail of your streaks. I have used the YR23 here and have feathered the strokes starting from the darkest area and flicking toward the lighter areas. When I go darker, I make sure that the flicks don’t go as far as the lighter colour underneath so you get a nice gradient of colour and that highlighted band is stronger.
Step 3: I repeat Step 2 with E33
Step 4: I repeat Step 2 with E35 and, as this is my darkest colour, I pay particular attention to creating really thin and defined strokes.
Step 5: Again, I am going to save you some photos but I have gone back over the E35 with the E33, and over the E33 with the YR23. I then go in with my Y21 and do a really quick flicking blend over the white areas to add some more colour. To finish it all off, I like to go over it again with my darkest colour (E35) just to really strengthen the darkest areas and add that final touch of definition. And now her skin and hair are all done!
Thanks for sticking through the tutorial and hope it has helped you in some way. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or on my blog and I will try to help as best I can. And once more…a HUGE happy birthday to you Kristy!!! Thanks for stopping by