Hey MIC Peeps, I have been working on a magazine article about coloring skin tones and thought the Frenchies would be perfect for this article. I thought I would share them here as they are now all colored up. Here is a little snippet about what I went over in the article.
When coloring lighter toned skin I like to always start with the lightest tone and then add in the darkest where the shadows should be. I always starting on the inside of the outer edge of the image with a wide flicking motion, then add the cheek color starting from the inner edge and then lightly blending it out with the medium and light tones again for a smooth transition. In the case of the two girl Frenchies I used E50 E51 and E93 as the cheeks.
With the little boy Frenchie I used the darkest color first to eliminate it getting too dark. I only place the darkest color in the shadow and cheek areas and blended it smooth with the lightest color. In this case I used E27 and E23.
Give it a shot, and be inspired!
A little word of advice when coloring an image, unless you are texturing, always start with the skin. You don’t want to accidentaly pull colors from other parts of the image into the face.
Bottom line is its only paper and ink…have fun with it!