Hello hope this Friday finds you well.
The other day I shared my way of colouring skin using Copics so today I'm back to show you how I colour red hair - not ginger or auburn but proper bright red!
Red is usually a difficult colour to create depth and shade, it can be hard working it to get the right light but this is what I do - can't say it's the right or wrong way, just Zoe's way!
Same as the skin I work light to dark then back again. Each picture shows the pen I've just coloured so you can see what I've done.
So now I've gone light to dark, now I work backwards blending.
Because of my light source this side of hair doesn't have the light on it exactly but I still want to have a slight shine to it so I colour nearly it all only leaving a small bit.
I then use E0000 to fade the red into a light area but it takes the bright whiteness away.
Then I sharpen it with the red again, so now I have a shiny bit but it's not really bright like it would be in the light.
Now for the other side, same rules apply.
This time I left a much brighter whiter shine in line with the light source that was highlighting her face and clothes.
To add further depth to the hair I used Warm Grey 7 to the areas that would be darker before going over them with the dark red to blend.
Here she is all ready - skin and hair looking fab.......well I like to think so!
Hope that helps or at least gives an insight to my way of colouring!
Thanks so much for all the lovely comments re my colouring. So many of you have left such lovely compliments regarding my colouring that I wanted to share how I do it.
Take care Zo xx