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SNOW by JALpix SNOW by JALpix
Big and special thanks yet again to the wonderful Cathleen Tawawhiti: cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.c… for providing such a variety of excellent stock for us all here on DA. Loved the reference photo as soon as I saw it and immediately started work on this portrait so here is the result, hope you like it!

Original shot: fav.me/d6i7m8l
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Justin-forever Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What colours do u use to mix for blond hair?
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JALpix Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Colours are always affected by the ambient lighting, turned off the lights and the blonde hair would be black.. so there's is really no answer, just like skin. As you can see in the pic you commented on, the hair has greens and and other reflected lights in in. For normal daylight I suppose 3 tones are enough, start with your base coat of a mid to darkish cool brown, just block it in. Next a mid tone creamier mix of the same colour by adding some more white and a little yellow, perhaps yellow ochre, just blending in largish areas where the highlights will be positioned, the finally add more white to the same mix and paint in the highlights. I hardly ever paint in individual strands, they never look right and it's boring to do anyway! Hope this helps.
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Justin-forever Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That helped a lot and I thank you very much for answering because that is something that I have been wondering for a long time. For skin colour I mixed green and pink and used white for highlighting. It looked terrible but I need to take classes on painting portraits. It means a lot that someone so talented like you replied to me :)
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JALpix Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well your'e kinda right there, so keep it up!! hey your'e welcome :)
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CathleenTarawhiti Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hi, I've featured this beautiful artwork here cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.c… :heart:
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Amro0 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Once again, AMAZING artwork and I really like your brushes :aww:
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JALpix Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dear friend! :):)
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Amro0 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are most most welcome Love
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SabellaMai Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Brilliant!
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JALpix Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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