Color with me – Floral from Sommarnatt by Hanna Karlzon, day two

Day two! Woohoo! Today we’ll tackle skin as promised.

Sorry, I went off camera for a while there, didn’t notice, forgot all about filming, that tends to happen to me. But it wasn’t an important bit anyway, luckily.

Stuff used on day two:
Prismacolor Premier Pencils, Faber-Castell Perfection pencil eraser, Faber-Castell PITT marker in size S

  • Light Peach PC 927
  • Nectar PC 1092
  • Sepia PC 948
  • Crimson Red PC 924
  • Cream PC 914
  • Indigo Blue PC 901
  • Yellow Ochre PC 942
  • Lime Green PC 1005
  • Moss Green PC 1097
  • White PC 938
  • 10% Cool Grey PC 1059
  • 30% Cool Grey PC 1061
  • 70% Cool Grey PC 1065
  • Black PC 935

Tips and tricks:

  • Picking out some color from the flowers or leaves for the eyes looks nice and harmonious but you may also try contrasting colors for a great effect
  • If you choose to do some freckles as I did, sandwich them between the layers, don’t just slap them on last or they’ll look unnatural. Also keep in mind the curves of the face, you don’t always see a nice round freckle, where the face curves away from you, the freckle will do the same so it will appear more like a stripe rather then a spot, specially pay attention to this around the nose. You can use several browns and layer the freckles in random patterns for even more natural look, I was just too lazy for that as usual. You can go a lot darker with them as well, I just like the freckles to be light enough to provide some texture but not a thing on their own
  • The whites of the eyes are never just white, neither are the teeth, don’t leave them white or they’ll look unnatural
  • You can layer even more and work the skin even further, even add greens or purples for added interest
  • You don’t have to enhance the eyelashes, I just like to do that. I’m turning the picture upside down because my tapered stroke feels more natural when flicking downwards, I’m just making life easier for myself with that. Not only with eyelashes but with everything when drawing, find your comfort zone and use it. The book does not have to lay still, I constantly move and flip mine, I just keep them relatively still for the sake of the video so you don’t see how much I actually like to rotate them around
  • Feel free to do your own thing, you don’t have to follow this video 100% in terms of color or style
  • Don’t ever put a stop sign anywhere, just because you feel you’re done for now, doesn’t mean you have to be for good. When we continue working on this picture, focusing on other things will give you a fresh perspective on things already done and feel free to work on things you notice that bother you, just keep in mind that the tooth of the paper will get full at some point and then it’ll be too waxy to work on smoothly

End result for day two:
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And the face closer:
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Next, the intense task of hair and we might revisit the skin as well at some point if anything starts sticking out to me like a sore thumb while doing other areas.

All parts:
Day one – flowers and leaves
Day two – skin and eyes
Day three – hair
Day four – background, finishing touches

2 thoughts on “Color with me – Floral from Sommarnatt by Hanna Karlzon, day two

  1. That does it! I’m going to have to buy this book!!! I soooo want to do this tutorial!

    Shae

    On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 9:33 AM, The Coloring Addict wrote:

    > Coloring Addict posted: “Day two! Woohoo! Today we’ll tackle skin as > promised. Sorry, I went off camera for a while there, didn’t notice, forgot > all about filming, that tends to happen to me. But it wasn’t an important > bit anyway, luckily. Stuff used on day two: Prismacolor P” >

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