I chose to do her wings using a variety of hues from the Coral family and to wet blend those hues out from the center of the wings to the tips. As I do not own any Coral paint, I found it necessary to mix my own.
All paints used are from Reaper. I wanted to work with at least four shades of Coral in order to produce the desired effect.
To obtain the darkest Coral I mixed Brilliant Red with Pure White to produce a medium pink. Next I added Fireball Orange to the resultant Pink to create my darkest Coral (first on far left). In order to create a lighter and more true Coral, I added Saffron Yellow to my darkest Coral (second from left). A lighter Coral was produced by adding Pure White (third from left) and the lightest shade was produced by adding more Pure White.
Highlighting still remains to be done on her wings.
If you recall, I wanted to do her hair in shades of green that would compliment the blue of her skin and be reminiscent of the green in my inspiration photos.
I also wanted to produce gradients within the hair that would flow from one colour to another using wet blending.
I began doing the hair going from dark to light. I wanted Mint Green (first colour top row) to be the underlying colour, but it does have a strong blue bias. In order to bring some of the green back into the mix, without losing the blue I added Bright Turquoise (second from left top row). To create my darkest hue that contained the strongest green, I added Forrest Green (far right). The resultant colour is in the bottom row on the far left. I now had a base colour from which to work.
I applied the darkest colour to the underlayer of the hair in back to provide a strong contrast between the blue of the skin and the green of the hair.
I began making lighter versions of this green by progressively adding larger amounts of Saffron Yellow (third from left, top row). to my darkest green. For my lightest green I simply added Pure White until I came almost back to the Mint Green.
The front of the hair is done with the lightest colour. For her pony tail, I simply blended the last three colours down and through the hair.
The next installment will deal with the basics of wet blending and colour theory. After that we will move on to applying highlights and creating custom washes.
Once again a fellow blogger has reached a significant milestone and is gearing up for an Epic Giveaway.
At the moment, he is presenting teasers of what items might be included in his Give Away. Day 1 can be found HERE.
Well folks it's Thursday and the week is on a slow crawl to nowhere. So pick up some lead, put a brush in your hand and pretend you have something to live for. I know I will.