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Monday, 1 November 2010

Colouring skin with Promarkers





Today's video is all about colouring skin - white and dark. There is a list of the colours I use most for skin at the end of the post. For the card, the scalloped border is a series of punched circles that I stuck onto the edge of the card (cut away 1" from the edge before doing this)
















The video shows the basic colouring technique I use, remember that the dark spots are beneath the hairline, or the fringe (bangs) on this little image, under the chin, and beneath the nose. You will see in the video that the dark skinned little girl looks an absolute mess on the video, the ink is very wet, I blended a lot because of the dark colours, but you can see from the photo at the top of this post that she looked okay when the ink dried.
Look at the photo of little Monty on my sidebar, that really shows the light and shadows on his face, get into the habit of doing this when you look at photos, and you will find it becomes second nature to work out where the light spots should be













Skin colours





Blush with Soft Peach for shading





Ivory with Blush for shading





Dark skin Putty, Tan, Cinnamon, Cocoa in that order, light to dark






Don't forget that the colours will look quite strong when you first apply them, don't worry, you will get the desired effect when the inks are blended and have dried


For Promarker stockists in the USA, follow the links at the bottom of the giveaway post above - if you are in the UK, well, we all know where to find them don't we :)






Yesterday I had a bit of an outing -Hobby Lobby has opened locally and of course, armed with online coupons I had to go on the first day, together with most of the local population. I was a bit bemused when my friend and I were walking across the car park and a guy in a truck drew up - a macho looking guy who looked as if he would be able to fix any of those projects in your house that need fixing. He slowed the truck as he approached us, leaned out of the window and said 'hey, have you been to the new store? Hobby Lobby? Is it good?



I think he might have got mixed up with Lowes or Home Depot, not a lot of power tools in there mate, although if he was looking for a few flowers for his autumn arrangements, they had loads. It just shows, you should never judge by appearances, he probably spends his evenings doing crochet!



Come back tomorrow for my tips on colouring hair





83 comments:

  1. Great Tutorial!!! This is a wonderful teaching tool for these markers!! Thanks for sharing with us!
    Melissa

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  2. Looking forward to doing hair. LOL about your trip to Hobby Lobby!
    R/

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  3. Enjoyed the tutorial and I'm looking forward to the next one!!! Thanks so much!!

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  4. oh en this is a great tutorial hun. i just have to tell you as i was laughing my socks off at him- i turn on your video, mo comes to watch it with me and then says " ooooh mummy, i like the nanny en channel, can we tape her on the sky box?" he he he he!! hugs Lou xxx

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  5. Thank you for sharing this great video tutorial! I'll be back tomorrow to learn about coloring hair.

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  6. Thanks Enfys, learnt a lot from that.
    Linda

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  7. Hi Enfys, your instructions are very interesting. I do not have such pencils, I take watercolour pencils or Polychromos. But with the promarkers one is able to much more nicely colorieren. Many thanks for the clarification.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  8. This is greay Enfys. I struggle with skin when using my Promarkers and usually use my Copics. I'll definitely give it another go now.

    Looking forward to tomorrow's video.

    Hugs
    Penni
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  9. Arrrr the little girls so cute,love the dark skinned effect will have to try that.
    Karen x x x x x

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  10. Thanks for such a brilliant tutorial on skin tones and colouring. I have found it extremely useful.
    Hugs

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  11. caYour skin coloring is beautiful-so creamy!

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  12. What a great tutorial. Thank you so much for taking the time! And your cards are amazing...beautiful!
    *smiles*
    debbi

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  13. I love watching you do that! I havent a clue when it comes to shading and you make it look so easy!

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  14. Great video on coloring skin tones. Looking forward to more. TFS

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  15. Enjoyed the skin tutorial, thanks for the time you took on it....I need detailed instruction lol. Popping back tomorrow to see how to do hair. Hugs lin

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  16. Enfy's the first video is awesome. I learned some more. I had no idea how to do dark skin...I am sooooo pleased. I am coloring images on Christmas cards and this will come in so handy. I am looking forward to the hair video...Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents...God bless, Pamela...Smoochie Grandma

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  17. Hi !
    This is great, thanks, I will be here to morrow :D
    Jóna

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  18. Another great video Enfys. Looking forward to seeing how you colour the hair. Guess I will definitely have to upgrade from my prismacolour pencils and get some aqua promarkers.

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  19. Thanks for the tutorial. I always wonder about faces.
    I hope that guy found what he wanted. He is probably was the owner and what to know what you thought.LOL
    Hugs,
    Linda
    http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

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  20. I loved your video I have learned so much
    I can’t wait for the next one. Voguemommy

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  21. Great video tutorial I really enjoyed it. You mean you found yourself a man at Hobby Lobby and you didn't invite him along for a coffee experience to find out what type of crafting he was into, shame on you lol. Thanks for sharing.
    Kim xXx

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  22. Oh this is a real help for colouring, fabulous tutorial. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  23. Great tips! I find myself looking at things now trying to figure out where shadows are so my coloring will be better.

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  24. Great tutorial. Do you have to worry about your markers picking up the other colours when you are doing the blending, and having strange streaks show up when you next use them?

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  25. Thank you so much for the tutorial! Very informative!

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  26. Hey Enfys! I put a link to my blog yesterday. I'm really enjoying watching your videos. I hope I'll be able to get better results than I have with all the other markers I've used! Maybe it's me, But I think I'm going to give the Promarkers a try. Thanks
    Hugs, Jess

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  27. this was soooo helpful thank you! I bookmarked so I could come back as needed. I needed serious help with the hair.

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  28. Love that you are doing the tutorials. Would love to try these markers. After your lessons I won't feel so timid about it.
    stuff@gt.rr.com
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  29. Can't wait to watch this, I will do it when I get home tonight. This kind of stuff is blocked at work. Can't wait.

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  30. Enfys, you are too funny! I work at Hobby Lobby and I have to say, sometimes I am surprised at the men who shop there!

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  31. Thanks for a great tutorial. I really need to learn how to do this. I am just busy with Mom right now and all I seem to have time to do is check things out.
    Blog:http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/
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    Good Luck to all on the giveaway...

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  32. OH How funny about the guy in the truck, gotta love Hobby Lobby, I wish one was closer to me. Thanks for the video. Hubby is going to be upset with me now I want the markers even more. LOL

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  33. Oh I blogged about your Giveaway too- http://oneagleswings-tabitha.blogspot.com/2010/11/check-out-going-buggy-blog-to-win.html

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  34. Thanks for this, it's brilliant. I love my promarkers so anything that shows me how to use them well is very welcome.

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  35. Thanks for the tips I always find skin tricky!
    Debe
    Debmevans@btinternet.com

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  36. Thanks for the tutorial. Learned a lot!!

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  37. So beautiful card Enfys,I love the image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  38. Great video at last I can see how you build up the shades. thankyou so much.

    Stampersue
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  39. Thanks so much Enfys for sharing these tutorials with us, you make it look so easy. You make me want to run right out and grab a few of those colors so I can color along with you. And you know I will do that, I'll be back here following you step by step once I get my hands on those colors, lol. I can't wait to see when you add the white to the hair! ~Diane

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  40. oh thank you. want to try coloring with marks so much now.. you make it look so easy.. would lov to win these..thankyou Jackie/jakva1

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  41. Skin is a bit of a problem with me Enfys so will be watching this video a few times. many thanks.
    Pinky

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  42. Thanks for the tutorial - I think I need more practise!!

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  43. This was an awesome tutorial!! Love the Hobby Lobby story! :)

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  44. Love the tutorial. Keep them coming. LOL

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  45. This was very interesting, I've been wanting to try these out. Hope to do so soon. Thank You.

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  46. You make shading those little faces look easy.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  47. I think hair is the hardest, You make this coloring look so easy. Thanx for doing these tutorials. They sure help out a lot.n

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  48. Thank you so much for this tutorial. I love that you showed all the steps for getting the 3 different skin tones. I am really going to have to get these markers.

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  49. Oh..Enfy's...I have been coloring my hair all wrong! Thanks for the wonderful video! I printed out the colors for reference and I hope to do better from now on...Thanks again for sharing...God bless,Pamela

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  50. Thanks En, great job illustrating the shading! hugs, eileen

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  51. Thank you for the tutorial.It is a great help for those of us who are not natural painters

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  52. Thank you for the tutorial .It is a great help.

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  53. I think skin colors is the hardest to get right. You make it look so easy! thanks for this great tutorial.

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  54. Great tutorial En and how funny of the guy asking about hobby lobby lol
    Lana x

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  55. Thank you for the tutorial...you make it look so easy! I'm excited to watch the rest of them.

    Carol
    aka cyimbugbitten
    bugbitten (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  56. I tried watchisng this yesterday, but wassn't able to see anything. Today, I was able to watch, however with no sound. Not sure why I'm having any problems. The first on the series as well as the one on hair played just fine. Wish I could have heard what you said, there is so much to learn. Thanks!

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  57. Great tutorial - haven't dared darker skintones just yet, but this'll help.
    Thanks
    kaos

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  58. Great tutorial Enfys! I seem to have the most problems with coloring hair. So I'm off to watch that one next. :)

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  59. I loved the tutorial. Even though my skin is very light, I love the little dark-skinned girl the very best-she looks soooo cute.

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  60. This is so fun watching and learning in the comfort of my own home! Thanks for taking time to do this for us.

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  61. Great tutorial. Thank you for sharing!

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  62. All I can say.....is you are priceless!! Love your comments...yo are my kind of girl!!!

    peifert@fuse.net

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  63. This is great. I've always wondered how people do this. Thanks.

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  64. Watching each of the videos really makes me wish for the markers. How exciting if I won them. It could be my own birthday gift. Hee Hee.
    You make it look so easy. Thanks for the videos.

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  65. Another item I struggle with.... Your video was very helpful... and I appreciate everything I'm learning! :O)

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  66. I've learned so much from you...love the green card!

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  67. Cute, cute, cute! Super cute girl.
    Thanks for the tutorial.
    Hugs
    fusiafscrapping.blogspot.com

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  68. Great tutorials thank you!!!! thanks for the chance to win!!! I am new to this type of media

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  69. Enfys,

    Thank you so much for making a detailed video!!! :) I learn so much from you!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Jennifer

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  70. Enfys, I always wondered how people get the most amazing skin colors on their images, now I know thanks too you! I am just wondering, if there is anywhere that you know of in Canada that sells these markers? Otherwise I hope it is my lucky day for a set of these! Another wonderful video!!! Thanks again for such a great chance. Wishing you a very happy Tuesday or maybe Wednesday for you...LOL! Hugs.

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  71. What a great job you have done with this tutorial. I am learning so much here :)

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  72. Oh thank you for sharing your skill. i've been sitting on the fence buying promarkers because i don't know what i'm doing,,,this is such a great help. kimbob27@hotmail.com

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  73. Just what I am looking for - I never figured out how to color the skin so it looks okay. TFS.

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  74. you make coloring with these pens so interesting..I'm truely enjoying these videos...
    cardchick50@gmail.com

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  75. I'm so excited about these markers. I cannot afford the copics everyone uses so these are perfect for me. You make it look so easy to color with them. Thanks for all the work you have done to create all of these videos. I have downloaded all of them and hope to get the markers soon. Hugs

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  76. Thanks for the great info. Can't wait to use them.

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  77. I was just hunting for a tutorial on colouring black skin - so happy to have found this, En :)

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x