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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Colouring Crimped and Ethnic Hair

Hello everybody!
Franz here with a little tutorial for you all today :)
 
 
I chosen a pair of lovely Mo Manning's images to talk about the way I colour curly hair.
There are three different kinds of curly hair in my opinion: Curly, Crimped and Ethnic.
Today I want to have a look to the "Crimped" and the "Ethnic" ones.
 
Here is an image that shows you how I use the marker on these three differes cases:
 
 
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To colour these two images I used about the same colour combo, but in different ways, so you can also see that you can use the same markers to obtain different effects.
 
The first image I chosen is Summer Fairy Finna.
 
First of all I couloured her skin up, since I think it's difficult to colour the hair without colouring skin first.
Finna has lovely crimped hair and I decided to colour them in light brown/blond tones.
 
 
1 - I started with a medium tone since I don't want the hair too dark:
 

 
2-  I added the darkest colour to give a little bit of depth:
 

 
3 - I blended with E15 again leaving some white spaces between the strokes for the highlights:
 

 
4-  Now I coloured the highlights with the lightest marker:
 
 
 
5 - Now I started with E18 again to add some more depth:
 

 
6- I blended with E15:
 
 
7- I added a little bit of colour to the highlights too:
 

 
8- Finally I added some more depth again on the darkest zones with a darker mark (E29):
 
 
10- Here is all the hair coloured up:
 
 
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Now I have Fairy Tabia and her Ethnic Hair
 
I used the same technique (from dark to light) but starting with a darker colour since I want to have very dark hair for her.
 
 
1- I started with E18:
 
 
 2 - I blended with E15:
 

3- I blended a little bit again with E13 leaving some spaces between strokes to have some highlights:
 
 
 
4- I coloured the highlights with the lightest marker:
 
 
 
5- I started from the begin again to add some more depth...E18:
 
 
 
6- Blend with E15:
 
 
 
 7 - E13 and a little bit of E11 for the highlights:
 
 
 
 8 - Here I added some more depth with a darker marker, E29:
 
 
 
Thank you for your attention and sorry if I used too many pics :)
I hope this little tutorial can help you!
 
 
A big hug everybody,
Franz

2 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

that looks great ... thanks
Gr Karin

Selma Teunissen said...

Thanks Franz for this tutorial. Love it!