For a contest I’m going to colour a face of a girl and I don’t really know how to do it in a proper way. How to colour skin? And how to colour make-up?
I searched on the internet for tips and going to try some of them out.
is the first I found and is very interesting. First of all, the colours to use.
A list of the colours to use:
- blush pink
- brown earth
The background cream and pink
Brighter with blush pink
Yellow ochre temper the overly Pink and Brown earth for the shadows.
So here we go;
The whole list of the colours I used, including the ones that I used after the first layers off the list.
- KIN Cream 41
- KIN Amarant roze 351
3. KIN 353
- KIN 29 ochre
Then with the dark brown I was searching for a good match with Brown Earth, which I don’t have. I used first the ones I remembered from using with a hand earlier, and wend searching for darker after.
5. KIN 64 Burned ochre
6. KIN 65 Terracotta
7. KIN 68 Dark Brown
8. Prisma 946
I wanted the shades around her eyes and nose to be darker, but the paper didn’t accept that… since I’m out of drawing paper, I used a normal print paper. That wasn’t a good idea. I couldn’t blend the darker colour with the others any more, but kept trying along the process. Here you can see what happened. Better paper next time!!!
The hair I first coloured in a blue (KIN 19) where I thought the highlights would be and then black (FC Pitt oil based extra soft).
The eyes. I didn’t write down which colours I used and in which order (it’s really not my thing, I always forget while colouring), but there is a view greens, grey and brown.
It’s always hard to get a good image showing how it really looks. At the first finish, the pearls and shadows didn’t come out in the right way. So I coloured them some darker hoping so the camera could catch the colours in a better way. The final photo was taken in the evening.
You can also see the difference between daylight and artificial light… In this case I like the second more.
I enjoyed to colour this girl very much and learned a view things. Guess I will be colouring more faces in future!
For the contest take a look here: contest Nadiya Vasilkova