Wednesday, 30 September 2009

TUTORIAL - BLACK HAIR (WITHOUT A BLACK!)

PLEASE ALSO SEE MY 2012 SERIES OF PROMARKER TUTORIALS HERE!

This tutorial is for creating BLACK hair without a black using only 2 pens! Remember all my promarker & copics tutorials are shoestring ones. There are plenty of other tutorials available for using more colours such as on passion for promarkers blog so my tutorials are designed for people with limited colours or thse thinking of trying them out and wanting to only get a few colours to start off with.
You will need the following...

PROMARKERS
Cool Grey 1 (or 2)
Cool Grey 5

COPICS
(Same)






STEP 1

Colour parts of your hair in the cool grey 1 leaving a band of white where the light will reflect (usually a bump on the hair)
STEP 2
Take your cool grey 1 and touch the nib onto the cool grey 5 as shown, it wont damage it! This will give you a cool grey 3 ish. If you're using copics scribble a bit off onto scrap paper first as the concentration will be too strong.
STEP 3

After picking up some of the colour from the cool grey 5 onto your cool grey 1 blend this over the cool grey 1 leaving a bit showing and not going into the white. Repeat this step as necessary to build up some tone.



STEP 4
Using the cool grey 5 colour onto the image leaving some of your blended tones and white showing. This works better if your ink is still a bit wet from the previous step.


STEP 5

Use your cool grey 1 and start to push the darker grey into your blended area and into the white, leave parts of this showing as required. You'll see how the cool grey 1 dilutes the 5 in the pic below creating more tone.

STEP 6
Using your cool grey 5 put on larger areas leaving some of your blended tones and white showing.


Step 7
Again with your cool grey 1 push the colour into the blended areas and repeat as required leaving a small band of white and several tones showing. To finish put a small amount of cool grey 5 on without blending.

This is one done on an Anya stamp using the same method.

5 comments:

Prettier Stuff aka Melissa said...

Vixykins, Thank you for the wonderful Tutorial. You know this means I may just have to go buy a couple of greys on Friday.

Annita said...

awesome tutorial ! thanks :-)
and THANK YOU SO MUCH for the sweet comment on my blog. THANK you so much, it means a lot to me. And yes I LOVE being on the VC team :-) can't resist her images :-)
hugs Annita

Marsha said...

I've always wanted to see someone doing black hair, Thank you Thank you Thank you I'm loving the tutorials Vixs. They are very much appreciated.

Hugs Marsha xx

Sarah said...

Excellent tutorial again, I really struggle with black so this is fantastic. Thanks.

Sarah

Nettie said...

Excellent tutorial again!!! Thanks for showing us how to..........Hugs Nettie.xx