Author: Toni-Marie_Hudson, Contributing Editor
After it had dried, I used a black coloured pencil to darken it further and used some black ink on the darkest bits. I also started putting in the more subtle brown and blueish tones with coloured and dry watercolour pencils. The whole time, I am working in strokes.
Here I have used acrylic of various colours such as white and yellow ochre to paint in the lighter hairs, some are highlighted by the evening sun, others are just paler because they are grey. I have yet to put in the very palest hairs.
|Here is the full picture now that the section of hair is done.|
|I have continued using the technique in the hair tutorial to carry on with her face. I put in a dark base colour where her blaze is and have started to work up the blaze by painting in white hairs over the dark base colour. I have developed the detail on the top of her muzzle a little and also the grey flecking on the side of her face near the corner of her mouth. Her right side was bathed in evening sun and had a lot more warm brown hues in it than the shadowed left side.|
|Her actual face is pretty much done now, maybe just a few touches to be added. Mist has grey eyebrows which were done in the same way as the rest of the greying areas. As the hair tends to stick outwards in the eyebrow area, these parts often look dark and shadowed as the hair isn't reflecting light like the flat laying hair around it. The only paler hairs in the eyebrows are the ones that are actually grey anyway.|