Thursday, October 22, 2009
Copic Coloring Tutorial How to do Hair - Blond (light and Dark) Brunette, Red Heads, and Gray/Black Hair also some fun Purple Hair Learn an easy way to get beautiful colors the easy way!!!!
O.K. So How do I use my copics to color??? I have had several people ask and a few wanted a tutorial so I thought why not I can do that right??? Well I hope I can anyway!!! LOL!!!!!
Y02, Y08, Y38, Y28
E50, E51, E53, E43
Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
E50, E53, E43, Y28
Y02, Y06, Y08, Y38,
I usually use 3 to 4 shades in a color group but with Red Heads I personally use between 5 and 6 colors to achieve my read heads look.
I color the entire head in my lightest of that color shade. Above you can see how I added which color I was using in green off to the side I will add each shade as we go to the green list off to the side. Next I decide where I want my shine or lightest spots to be on my hair usually either I choose to have one above and below the main darker part of the hair as you see right below in the light blond, or I choose to have the darker parts of the hair without the shiny parts of the hair start in the ends and the lightest shiny parts to be between the dark parts as you see in the picture below that.
Above picture (Shine of hiar above and bleow the darker colored parts of the hair)
Below Picture (Shine in the center of the darker sections of the hair)
So in the picture above I start stage two of coloring my hair I use the next shade in my color group I have chosen (When I say color groups I mean the groups of colors I have picked to be my go to shades for each hair color so for example for dark brown that is usually E30 or 31, E35, E37 and E29 for me)
Now I add my 3rd color for the shade and I put that in between the middle of the dark spots so that it leaves the edges of the dark spot the lighter color and then in between the darker sections there is the lighted sections so this will in the end help all the colors to blend together darkest in the middle then fades out to the next shade and so on and so forth depending on how many shades you are using. If you are only using three shades then after this stage you can begin the blending stage if not keep going!!!!
As I said earlier I use more shades on Red Heads then any other of the hair colors so you can see that above. For red heads depending on how light or dark I want them I do the base color in YR00 or YR02 (if I did the lighter then the next fade out center dark shaded area is the YRO2 if I started with YRO2 as my base the next shade is YR09)
So my red heads are either YRO2, YR09, E07 and E09, or YR00, YR02, YR04, YR09, E07 and E09 depending on what kind of read head I am trying to achieve.
So above I used two 4 shade color schemes and the red head is the 6 shade color scheme.
Now on to the Blending I go back and take my lightest shade I used for the base of the hair and start blending in the edges of all the colors in a circular motion. Don't blend so much that your shades completely disappear or you will loose some of the shine/lit are of the hair.
For really light blondes I will either leave the entire center white and just outline the edges in like Y06 or I will do what you see below and use Y000, Y02, and Y06
So Below you have examples of the main hair colors Red, Brunette Dark, Brunette light/ dark blonde, medium blonde, and light blonde.
The last thing I do is go back with all my shades and add to the tips of each section to make them closer to the lightest part which will become your light/shiny part of the hair and sort of blend and shade it all a 2nd time I especially have to do this for the red heads as you will see at the top of the tutorial where I have all the examples of the coloring for hair shades.