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Painting Light and Dark Dog Hair

//Painting Light and Dark Dog Hair

painting light and dark dog hairIn this exercise I am going to show you the colour mix I have selected for the light and dark hair of the German shepherd in the photograph.

Band A depicts the lighter parts of the hair while band B shows the colours used for the dark hair. Note that 187 is the only colour used in both band A and band B. This is because the lighter colour in band A would weaken the stronger colours used in band B giving the final dark colour a muddy effect.

how to paint light and dark dog hair

It is possible to add a little 199 black on top of the final colour of 177 if a deeper tone is required. The colour numbers are from the Faber-Castell Pastel Pencil range. See the full range of colours on our Colour Chart.

By | 2018-03-15T15:13:29+00:00 January 17th, 2015|Animal Tips|0 Comments