Simple Hair Tutorial - Brunette

Hi there, I'm back again - continuing my updating of the promarker tutorials.
This is the first of the hair colours and it's probably the one I use the most - brunette.

I have used Pillow Talk rubber stamp from Sugar Nellie, Memento ink in Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up whisper white cardstock and the following promarkers: Black, Walnut, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Tan, Almond - although you can cut out some of those shades (e.g. you could cut out black and/or walnut for less depth)

 In this first image I have coloured a little black (use very sparingly) where I imagine the very darkest areas of her hair would be e.g. at the roots and behind her head

 Black isn't the easiest shade to blend, so I take a wee bit of time to colour over the black and outwards into the white area with Walnut - I've done this a few times to take away the harshness of the black but still leaving a nice depth of colour. I have then coloured some more areas of the hair where the light would NOT be hitting

 The next shade down I have used is Cocoa and I have coloured over everything I have coloured so far and slightly further out into the uncoloured areas of her hair - by colouring over the darker shade you will blend the varying shades together and get rid of any hard lines

 Repeat this technique with the next shade down, Cinnamon.

 And again with Tan

Finally, I have used Almond to colour over the whole area of hair - this helps to blend all the shades together, ensuring a smooth finish.
I'll be back with more hair colours soon.


Jane said…
Thanks for doing these fab tutorials Debbie it is good to have something to refer back to xx
Pami said…
Debbi, I have just found your tutorials this is so helpful. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I am off to have a good old look now! Pami x
Debs M said…
fantastic tutorial x
jackid said…
Hi Debbi another fantastic tutorial thanks for sharing I find your tutiorials a god send and they have helped me so much
Jacki xx
Donnas Den said…
I'm really finding your tutorials useful, especially as my collection of promarkers grow.

Many thanks,

Donna xx
Fluffles said…
How handy is this! I just stuck easi mount on the back of this stamp today with a view to using it for the first time. Another great tutorial, thanks Debbie. Jx
cebelica said…
Thanks for these tutorials. They are very helpful. This way I know which Promarkers I still need to be able to color things more beautifully.
Marie said…
Thanks Debbi! Time to be brave and starting to use the black pen I guess. Looks really great.
Love n hugs
Fiona said…
another fab tutorial Debz...I think I can do brown the's easy when you have lots of shades to use.

Beebeebabs said…
Very nice thanks for sharing!!!
Andrea said…
I can never see too many tutorials on colouring hair - it is what I find most difficult. I must get those colours so that I can colour dark hair like this - my favourite colour!
Thank you so much for doing this Debbi.
Love, Andrea xx
Anonymous said…
Another fantastic toutorial Debbi, thank you kindly Mrs. i was needing these to help me :D


Ali x
Curlybear said…
Wow Debbi thanks so much for another fabulous tutorial,

you are a very talented lady,
Hugz Bridget :0) x
clare brown said…
Fab tutorial trial, will be having a go soon.

clare x
Larisa said…
Great colouring! Love your creation))))))
Thanks Debbi,this is how I do it, though not with as many colours but it never looks as good as yours. I'll keep practicing though. I posted a card this morning that I would love your honest opinion on the colouring. Hope to see more of these tutorials. Marianne x
Paula said…
Superb & I'm so impressed by how the ProMarkers work with the Whisper White - I always had to cut my image out as it bled even when I purchased the digital smooth cardstock from Craftworkcards. I'm hoping to get some Whisper White sometime in May/June. I love the depth you have achieved here & thanks so much for being so detailed - it's really helpful.
Hope you're very much better.
Paula (PEP)
Aussie Loz said…
she is gorgeous and you make it all look so easy!! I'm going to have to start hitting hubby up for a mid-year gift of promarkers :)
xxxtglxxx said…
Thanks so much for this Debbi :)

I struggle with colouring hair the most. I get the light and dark bits ok, but I never thought of blending the lighter colours over the darker ones - what a great smooth finish!

I will experiment now - all my images are blondes! lol


akilli melek said…
thanks for reworking the tutorials. Just got home to 2 box sets of promarkers and a set of skin tone ones. Now to practise with some stamps.
Shazza said…
fab Debbie, thanks for that x
Linda said…
Thank you, thank you, thank you for these tutorials.
I have just bought my first digi stamp and was having loads of problems with the promarker blending. Your tutorials have been a godsend and have helped me no end.
Now, if you could just tell me what is the best card to use as the pro markers bleed on mine.....
Thank you again