So this is the first tutorial in a series I am going to show you over the next few months. In this post I am going to color white on kraft.There's many ways to so it and in fact it would depend on what kind of white youre coloring. Is it snow? You would want cool colors. A polar bear? Creamy colors. Each "white"would require slightly different pencils. You get the idea.So today we're doing a sailor suit on this little cropped cutie by Mo Manning.
I'm using Lyra pencils and a kraft cardstock very similar to "Lunch Bag Kraft" which is what I would recommend you have a go with . I have noticed that true kraft is becoming increasingly difficult to find in the craft stores so the Kraft Outlet is a real treasure!
1) So just start out by coloring all over with White (ignore his face and hair I got carried away. lol)
2)Add your Dark Gray in the deepest shadows. It will look a little strange, that's ok. We like strange. :)
3)Now grab the Medium Gray and blend the dark gray into the white as best you can. It will still look a little "childish" at this point.
4)Now grab the silver gray and blend still further. You'll start seeing the shades come together now.
5) Light gray is next and just keep blending!
Its looking good but now it needs some "punch" so this is the "clean up phase":
6) brighten the lightest areas with pure White,
7) deepen any shadows that look a little "washed out"
8) sharpen your lines with a black pencil and
9) add a touch of Aquamarine in your darker grays to make the white look a bit "cleaner". It's kind of like adding "blueing" in a hair rinse, but you don't want to overdo it or you'll have blue
hair sailor clothes instead of white. :)
So there we have it! I hope you've had fun and next time we'll tackle the little boy's hair which will be a nice blonde.