Monday, 17 January 2011

A Little Colouring Tutorial – Colouring Face and hair on Simply Adorables

I have been asked how I colour the beautiful Suagr Nellie – Funky Kits Simply Adorable beauties, so I have come up with this little tutorial, I am not too good at taking photos and I am not trained in anyway so this is just my way of colouring, I hope it helps.  This is part one “Colouring Face and Hair” part two will be later in the week.

I have used a stamped Image of Joy (see Karen they stamp perfectly dear), and I will start on the face, I always use these 3 Copics for flesh E21, E00, E0000 (Picture 1)

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Starting at the hairline and using E21 just bring the colour out into the face (not too far) also use the same Copic to colour the cross hatched sections as in Picture 2, Now using E00 go over the previous colour with circular movements of your marker so the 2 colours are blended then bring E00 further out into the face as in Picture 3

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Now using E0000 as before go over the previous colours and then complete colouring the face as in Picture 4.  You will notice I have not coloured the neck at the same time as the face, I find the colours blend easier if you just colour one area at a time.  Using E21 colour around the edge of the neck including the cross hatched area Picture 5.

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colour the rest of the neck as the face using E00 and E0000, as for the face Pictures 6 and 7

The final step is to add colour to her cheeks. using R20 and starting at the hairline (in line with the corners of the eyes) stroke a little colour on to her cheeks Picture 8

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I again use just 3 colours for the hair E53, E51, E50.  With the darkest marker E53 colour along the hairline, The top of the fringe and wherever there are  hatched areas as in Picture 10.

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Now using E51 cover the previous colour as in the face and bring out into the centre leaving a small area of white  Picture 11 , the next step is difficult to see as the colour is so light, cover the whole area of hair with E50 blending all the colours together as you go Picture 12


Now we come to the steps that give depth and warmth to your colouring, it is like magic, you will need a  Medium Brown, light and medium Flesh  coloured  Prisma or Polychromos Pencil  Sansodor Low Order Solvent available from any Art Shop  and Paper Stumps. Picture  13

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With the Medium Brown Pencil draw a line along the hairline, top of fringe,under bow , at side of bow, along the fringe and at edge of large crossed hatched areas, as in Picture 14 (I have  used a darker pencil than I would normally use just to highlight the areas to be coloured).  Now using a paper stump dipped into Sansodor  using circular movements bring the colour out into the hair as in Picture 15

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With the Light Flesh pencil  draw a smooth thin line around the face and neck Picture 16 using exactly the same method as for the hair using Sansodor and Clean paper stump blend the Light Flesh.  Picture 17.


Finally just add a little Medium Flesh to her cheeks and lips, this is the look you are aiming for Picture 18 .

Hope this is clear enough for you, I hope to have another tutorial on colouring the clothes on a standing  Simply Adorables figure within the next couple of  days

Hugs Jacqui x


Unknown said...

Hi Jaqui, fantastic tutorial, thanks for sharing, look forward to the next one!!

Hugs, Barbaraxx

Tricia Williams said...

Hi Jaqui, Thankyou Thankyou, Great Tutorial!!!! Tricia

kelly said...

Jacqui,WOW.This must of taken ages.Thanks so much,she is beautiful and you make it look so easy.Can`t wait for the next one.Thanks again for taking the time to explain all.
Hugs Kellyx

Elaine said...

Fabulous tutorial Jacqui!

I still colour with DI's after using your fab tut for them!

Love Elaine xxx

Suzi Mac said...

Hi Jacqui, wonderful tutorial. I now have the excuse to go buy myself some copics. lol. been thinking about it for ages. Keep those little beauties coming.
Suzi x

1LuvnMama said...

wow, great tutorial! :) Thanks for sharing that beauty with us!

Larissa said...

Thanks for the tutorial. You are such a fabulous colourer and it is so lovely that you share this tutorial!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is a darling image!! I just love your coloring and tutorial!

Jo said...

Brilliant tutorial Jacqui, I didn't realise what a difference the pencils make, you have coloured her beautifully. These new images scare me, a lot more practice needed for me!!! Thanks for sharing. Hugs Jo x

Anne said...

Great tut Jacqui
Anne x

Marilyn said...

Oh my gawd... this is just what I needed & thank you!

PatR said...

Great tute hun, thanks a lot. Just adore these images and your colouring just brings them to life.
Pat xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Fabulous tutorial, Jacqui! Beautiful colouring! Hugs, Lesley

Aunty Sue said...

Oh this is a fab tutorial and it is great to see the image come to life

Andrea said...

Hi Jacqui - thank you for this fabulous tutorial. The image is gorgeous.
Love, Andrea xx

jojoscraps said...

Thank you so much for another great tutorial. It was finding your blog and tutorials that pushed me from my comfort zone into the realm of copics and prismacolors. Love it. Thanks for sharing your talent with the rest of us!
Jo xx

stampinfrog said...

Thank you so much for the copic tutorial Jacqui!It came at the right time for me since I am trying to learn how to color with the copics!!!

Mina said...

fantastically clear and beautifully photographed tutorial Jacqui
Mina xxx

LINDA W. said...

Thank You for sharing your talent
HUGS Linda

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jacqui, its lovely to see how you colour your images, it gives us all a chance to try it out in a different way to our own. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Kellie said...

OOOOO wow the effect with the prisma is amazing! Fabulous tutorial!


Julie said...

Thanks Jacqui this is a brilliant tutorial and has convinced me to buy some downloads and have a go. You truly make the images pop from the page and look alive.
Your explanation is fab, thanks hun.
What paper should I use to print on to avoid any ink leak or smudging?

DesignerDiva said...

Thank you for a wonderful insight in how to get the depth of colour I will be trying to achieve something like this now. Great cards ....everyone of them!
Laurie x

Cindy said...

WE can never have too many coloring tutorials from amazing artists. Thanks so much. C2

Mary Lou said...

FABULOUS Jacqui~~Thanks a million!!

Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

Hi Jacqui,

thank you for sharng this great tutorial.

greetings, Claudia7

Shirley N said...

Wonderful tut and gorgeous coloring, TFS Jacqui!

Linda Peo. said...

Thank you for your wonderful tutorial...LOVE IT! Your coloring is amazing!!!

Unknown said...

Thank you for a great tutorial! I jumped in with 2 feet and bought loads of promarkers without a clue how to use them to get great results, your tutorial is so detailed yet easy to follow.


Cherie said...

Thank you for a fabulous tutorial Jaqui. I've not tried adding Prisma pencil to copic yet as I wasn't sure which colours to use.
After seeing your tut I will definately get some now.
Hugs cherie

Unknown said...

Thank you Jaqui, your tutorial was very informative and the photos were very clear. Using the pencils over the copics really did add that pop factor! *Hugs*

Corinne said...

Hi Jaqui, Thank you so much for this tutorial for coloring Sugar Nellie Simply Adorable images. Wonderful tutorial.


Janie Printz said...

So nice to have someone with your amazing talent show the rest of us the little coloing tricks that help so much. I bought some of those adorable digi Sugar Nellies but was a little intimadated with them but now I'm ready to give them a try. Thanks for sharing ...
Hugs, Janie

suzanne2 said...

hi Jacqui, thank you so much for sharing your talent. i followed your tutorial and i'm so pleased with the end result, it has really bought my image to life. i can't thank you enough.

suzanne x

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