Time for another tutorial. I really hope I'm not boring you with these. And PLEASE, if you have comments or suggestions, or if I'm not including steps or information that you need or want, please let me know.
Today I'm going to show you how I colored Noah's sweet little Turkey face for the
What's Up Turkey? Illustration. I just LOVE this little guy! So festive and fun.
This is what I used to color Noah's face, but you may use what you have available, substituting when necessary.
When available, I will list the Prisma Color pencil that is the same color as the Faber Castell Color Pencil.
Strathmore Bristol-Vellum Surface-500 Series
Copic Markers: E0000 & E000
Colored Pencils: (FC) Light Flesh=(PC) Light Peach
(FC) Cinnamon=(PC) Blush
(FC) Ocker Gebrannt=(PC)Burnt Ochre
Brushes: #3 round & #4 Flat
Pentel Sunburst Gel Pen to 'dot' Noah's eyes
Step 1: Color in all skin areas with E0000
Step 2: Highlight shaded areas of skin with E000
Step 3: Using (FC)Light Flesh-(PC)Light Peach shade over the E000.
Step 4: Blend using Gamsol and the #3 round brush, just barely pulling the color outward. I do this on all of the skin areas.
Step 5: Using (FC) Cinnamon-(PC)Blush and (FC)Ocker Gebrannt-(PC)Burnt Ochre to shade in the same areas as above and use the #2 Flat Brush to pull the color out building more shadow/shading. Add more color as needed, but just keep in mind that it's easier to add more color than it is to take it away. And once it's blended with the Gamsol, it's a done deal.
Note: I have found that adding a little white over areas that are too dark, does work sometimes, especially when coloring skin. :)
Step 6: For the cheeks, I use (FC)Cinnamon-(PC)Blush. There is no right or wrong way to 'place' the cheeks. That is totally up to you. Using both the #2 Flat Brush I 'stipple' the cheeks and the #3 Round Brush to pull the color together and blend. I want his cheeks to stand out, so I don't blend those too much.
And that's it. Comments? Suggestions? I'd love to hear from ya.
Have a fabulous Saturday!