Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Coloring Black Hair

That's the challenge this time around at the Copic Creations challenge. Check out their blog for links to lots of places with tutorials on how to color black hair. Keep in mind that when you are coloring black hair, you're not actually using black. You're going to be using several shades of grey so you can get the highlights in the hair. For me, the first step is deciding where I want the highlights to be. I have to have that set in my mind so I don't go over those areas with the darker colors. Then I start with my darkest shade of grey which in this case is C9. I use that sparingly in the places that I think would be the darkest on her head. I try to do all my hair coloring with a flicking/feathering motion in the direction that the hair grows. After I finish with the C9 I move to C7. I start the C7 going slightly over the edge of where the C9 ended. I follow this pattern with the last two colors, C5 and C3 with C3 being the color I use in the area I determined would be the highlight area. I look at the final product and add and blend wherever I think it needs it.
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Challenges:
Die Cuts R Us: Use earth or nature related embellies
Papertake Weekly: sketch
Spoonful of Sugar:Happy Birthday
Maimi Doodles: use colors wheat/khaki, red, sky blue
Copic Creations: Color black hair

17 comments:

  1. Lori, I just LOVE it... thanks so much for playing along with the very first Mami Doodles Challenge. Adore your card. ♥

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  2. Beautiful Card and hair Lori, thanks for joining us in the MD challenge.

    Jackie :)

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  3. Holy smokes, you did a beautiful job!

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  4. So super duper pretty!!! Love it!!

    DCRU Hugs - LORi

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  5. Beautiful card, thanks for the colouring tutorial. Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles Challenge.

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  6. Your colouring just leaves me speechless every time Lori! Jo x

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  7. Oh the primas are perfect for Miss Anya! Love the hair coloring tutorial too. Wonderful job on the challenge, thank you for joining us at DCRU this week!
    ~*Joni DCRU DT

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  8. Lori you did a fantastic job coloring her black hair. I am sooooo bad at black hair. In envy here... Your card colors are great! Nice bold colors. Great card all the way around.

    Smiles!
    Gwen DTC@DCRU

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  9. Lori your card is so cute. I am glad you did a tutorial on coloring black hair. I have all the colors now just got to go practice... Great job!!!
    Hugs

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  10. Your colouring is fabulous - I have a lot to learn!!

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  11. I love this image and the pretty background you created with your cuttlebug folder too!
    Thanks for joining us at Copic Creations!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  12. Fabulous card, love the colours and sweet image.
    luv
    Debby

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  13. Impressive hair!! I am always so amazed at your coloring.

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  14. Lori I need lessons : ) Such a darling card and you did an amazing job coloring your image...just beautiful!
    Hugs
    Amber

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  15. Brilliant card, your colouring is fantastic!!

    Siobhan xxx

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  16. Gorgeous Birthday card,Thanks for playing along with ASFOS this week,Hugs Debbie x

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  17. That is a gorgeous card, the colouring is fantastic and am loving the black hair. Going to try that now...;-)

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