Creating Multicolored Hair

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In this tutorial I will show you how to make a beautiful multicolored hair. I use this technique often when I make fairies and other magical ladies but it can give an extravagant effect on other projects as well.

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I used this drawing (called Keep In Faith from Ching-Chou Kuik) because every strand of hair is separately drown and easy to color. I colored swiftly the face with FS2, FS9, TN3, TN5 and the sunflowers with EB3, EB7, TN3, TN5, GB3, GB6, GB7, LY1, LY3.

I will show you the basic steps with two color families – Cool Grays and Lavender – and you can upgrade from there.

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First I usually begin with marking the shadiest regions with the darkest color – IG6.

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Then with the lighter IG4 and IG1 I color the rest of the hair and the only trick is to not color all the way and leave lot of white spaces.

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The next step is to switch on the lavender shades and color over some of the dark regions with the LV2.

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And then with the LV1 you can add more color in the white spaces.

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The final touch is the background.Here I used GB11 and LY1, LY2,  and LY3.

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The same technique could be used with two different hues. In this fairy image on the foundation of a “brown-gray” hair I added strands colored with “blue-turquoises” and “green-turquoises”.

Hope you’ll try this and have some fun.

Tutorial credit: Kalina Pavlova

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