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)
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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