This week my drawing reminds me of my daughter, Jennifer. Therefore, since I like naming my drawings, this one is named after Jennifer. She is sweet, gentle like the little bunny, and a beautiful brunette. In the video below, I show how I layer shades of flesh colors, pinks and tuscany colors to make the skin tones. I used peach, yellow ochre, rose, a very light pink that is nearly down to a stub and has no name on it, poppy red, and crimson red. I used tuscan red, sienna brown, dark brown, and blue indigo for the shadowing.
I show you in the video how I start with the lightest colors and gradually add layers of darker colors until I get the skin to look warm and light against her dark hair. I shade with the darker colors to help shape the face. I shade around the eyes, the nose and the mouth, and along the sides of the face where it is starting to go into shadow. The darkest shadow is under the line of the chin.
There is always a warm color between where the shadow and the light area come together…..kind of like how we girls use rouge on our faces. I use yellow ochre over the peach in the areas of the skin where the light hits it more because the yellow gives off light. I used the yellow ochre lightly on the top of the cheeks, above the eyebrows, the chin, and along the nose, i.e. where the light hits a face the most in a normal lighting situation.
Take a look at “Jennifer” with her little bunny in the video below. On the next video I will color the soft bunny – to show how I do texture – and I will color the background. Thanks for coming to my blog. “”Jennifer is newly listed as an adult coloring page here: http://rosemarybabikan.com/beautiful-faces-to-color/ Take a look!I used PrimsmaColors for this drawing. Right now they are half off on Amazon. And here is Jennifer!