How do you color blonde hair?

Answer

There are several choices for creating the color of blonde hair with colored pencils The first decision is to determine which shade of blonde will complement the complexion of the face. Some people like to color the face first, I am one of those. Others like to color the hair first then follow with the facial complexion.

Will the personality on paper be a platinum, yellow dirty, dyed, strawberry, or forty other choices? In other words there are many shades between light to dark that quality as blonde.

One of my favorites is to use a light or golden yellow, cover with peach, and highlight with light brown. The yellow base tends to add light to the hair strands, peach makes a pretty natural looking light-haired blonde suited to a delicate face with blue eyes. The light brown is used to slightly darken hair roots behind the ears and the neck and to shade thicker or wider strands of hair.

Because there are over 40 colors available for blondes, start with the lightest color first, then layer chosen colors until the desired color is accomplished.

I recommend drawing circles on a sheet of paper, add eyes, nose, ears, and hair. This drawing does not need to be perfect. The drawing is to help you practice pencil strokes, pressure, shading, and color experimentation. Write down color combinations that you like. .

These are colors which you may wish to experiment with. Shades of yellow, reds, oranges, browns, greys, peach, tans, and white. The colors in the complexion are also colors that are in the hair strands.

Nature does not use one color. Study your hair strands. You may notice that each strand is a little different in color. But in mass, you are labeled as being brunette, black, red, blonde, grey, and white. The color of hair compliments skin coloring. This is the reason why I like to color the face first. Practice blending and fading with dyed blondes. Color the strands at the hairline black, then follow with lighter shades of brown to allow fading into the blonde color choice. Experimenting with these color techniques will help you with blending as you incorporate other colors into blonde hair.

Updated on January 7, 2020

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