Anyway I've been playing with my Speccies - something I've wanted to do for ages is to produce a 'key' if you like for skin tones and hair colours so that I have a reference. I spend ages playing around trying to work it out each time so I thought I'd finally sit down and come up with something permanent.
So today I'm sharing my version of skin tones with red hair.
To create the red hair I used
My personal preference is to start with the light tone first all over the face, then I go round the fringe and cheeks with the next then I only dot the darkest round the fringe and on the cheeks. Then I use small circular motion and blend them together with either the lightest or the second lightest depending on the look I want to achieve. Sometimes you can't use the first colour on top as it bleaches the colour too much when working with darker colours. But it's fine when using only 2 colours.
I do the same with the hair - start with the lightest all over and then add the darker layers always leaving more of a space to let the lighter colours come through.
I hope this is of interest to you - I like doing silly things like this, but do find it helpful for future reference!
In posting this I realised I should have taken pictures at each step of the red hair & skin but to be fair we would be here all day and it's the overall affect I wanted to share most.
Right I'm off to play with more hair colours - I've got blond, medium brown, golden brown and dark brown to try with each skin tone!
Take care Zo xx