This tutorial is an easy one: Creating African hair textures with Prismacolor pencils.
I am using:
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.
and a finished image: