Friday 29 June 2012

Tutorial Using Cool and Warm Greys

Hi Everyone,

I love using Zindy's images and colouring in black and white.  A few weeks ago I coloured an image using cool and warm greys and loved the effects and so did many of my followers so  I thought I'd show you how I achieved it.  I know there are many tutorials on how to colour black so not to bore you I have already coloured this section, but I thought I would just show you how I colour the face in black and white.

I have chosen the image Please Don't Let It Fly by Zindy Nielsen and we'll start colouring the face using C3, C1, C00.

Start with C3 and add your shadows where you think they will be.

Blend out using C1

And blend out again using C1 and I went one step further and blended to the lighter areas using C00

I then proceeded to follow the same process for all other skin areas

I then went back to the stubbly area on the Gentlemen and added some stippled C7 (dots) 

Now I start to colour the shirt using the Warm Greys.  I started with W3 and again outlined where I wanted my darker areas to be.  Google images of shirts and see how the folds are.

I then blended the W3 out with W1

And then blended the W1 out with W0.

When I had done this I wasn't entirely happy with the result so I went over it and repeated the steps using W5, W3, W1 and this is the result.

And here's my finished card.  I hope you like my vintage black and white and will give it a go.

Image Please Don't let It Fly by zindy Nielsen available from Crafts and Me


  1. OMG ! your card is fab ! Thanks for the tuto, excellent work !

  2. O my word .. This a fantastic tutorial..AmAzing colouring.. simply Brillant!! Hugs May x x

  3. Fantastic job, hunni! Thanks for the great tut.

  4. wow amazing coloring! Thanks for the tutorial! ---GDT x


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