Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Coloring Red Hair on Kraft

Hi Guys!
So today I would like to show you how I color red hair on Kraft cardstock using Prismacolor pencils.
I have written the steps on the actual pictures so you don't get mixed up. :)
I am using a cropped digi  called "Peaches" by Mo Manning to demonstrate, 
Step 1)
Lay down a layer of Terracotta in the shadows of the hair.
Step 2)
Lay down Pumpkin Orange on top of the terracotta and work inwards. 
We're only doing light layers.

Step 3)
Continue with Mineral Orange

Step 4) 
Add Nectar

Step 5) 
Use Peach in the highlights.

Step 6) 
Now add a touch of cream to the highlighted areas.

You might think we're done but we're not.
Step 7) 
Work your way back down the color range back to terracotta, blending as you do so.

Step 8)
Now its time to really work the shadows. Add Dark Brown in the deepest shadows, then add a few touches of Poppy Red scattered throughout.

Step 9)
A bit more dark brown in the shadows and some cream to highlight the lightest areas.

And the last picture you see all the colors used and finished result.
Hope you had fun!


Sue said...

Hi hun
fantastic tutorial, amazing colour work, thanks you very much, luv the little boxes, sue,x

Danielle Daws said...

BRILLIANT! I love your tutorials!

Tine said...

Nice tutorial, Dorcas.
Tine :)

Carla S. said...

Fantastic tutorial, Dorcas! Thanks so much!

dj1952 said...

Dorcas, I always enjoy your tutorials. Thank you for taking time out to share your talent with others. Hugs, dj

candi said...

Dorcas, thank you so much! I am a red head & I tend to make most of my colored images red heads too.... I really needed a good tutorial on this since I am still getting the "nack" of using my prismas. Someday I hope to be half as good as you!

Colinda said...

Thanks!! The end result looks so beautiful!!! Enjoy your evening, Colinda

CanadianScraps43 said...

Hi Babe. Just wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten you, just crazy here and no time for leaving comments like I should. I miss you and was wondering how you were doing. So I thought I would pop in today to check on you. Love your tutorial. Wow. You blow me away!This tutorial is outstanding and you make it look so easy. Your instructions are so great and easy to follow. Now if i could only make my pencils shine like you do, than I will be extremely delighted. Lol. Hope you got the card that I sent your way. Just wanted to let you know that I care and think of you often. love & hugs.

franzesjoi said...

another fab tutorial, dorcas!!!! :) thank you again.... :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

so great and beautiful done dorcas.

greetings karin

Pat said...

BRILLIANT! Thanks so much! Hugs. Pat Frank

Cheryl said...

Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your tutorial.

Tracy said...

Another fabulous tute teach! I'll have to find an image to try this out on. Thanks so much for sharing this. Hugs!

Grenouille Greetings said...

You make it look so easy Dorcas but its knowing where to colour, how hard to press, how far in to blend that's the tricky part. Now if you could just do a step by step tutorial for every one of the images I own, I'll be able to come close to achieving your fabulous standard! Sorry I haven't been by for a while. I've been away AGAIN! Hugs, Lesley

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Thanks for the list of colors! Love her hair. Will have to give it a try.

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