Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Coloring African Type Hair

This tutorial is an easy one: Creating African hair textures with Prismacolor pencils.
I am using:
Rosy Beige
Sienna Brown
Dark Brown

I am starting off with an allover light layer of Rosy Beige (below). 
It looks rather pinkish at this point.

Then I add some Sienna Brown to the areas that will have the most shadow. We want the hair to "poof"
I am using tight circular motions with my pencil. (And no blending solution)

Then I go in and work the shadows a bit more with the Dark Brown.

And go over the highlighted area with the Beige.

It's looking rather light at this point so I am going to go back and another layer of the Sienna Brown .

And to finish, some more Dark Brown.
For this hair type, you want to keep your pencil strokes. It gives the illusion of tight curls.
Looking Good!

That's it!

and a finished image:


Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Very nice! Thank You!

Julie said...

Adorable and very helpful,going to try translating the technique to my Copics. Thanks for calling by and sending me to your tutorial.Will let you know how I get on! Hope you're having a good week,Julie.x

Linda w said...

Great tute again, love the finished look. Hugs lin

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