hmmm…. it would appear I have scared you all too quickly. Looks like I need to build up to skin colours and definition. HAHA… come on… it’s not that hard!
In fact one of our fantastic Colour Addicts created this fantastic tutorial that I asked if I could share here. A huge thank you to Dorinda for allowing me to share this with you here.
This seems to be a scary task. I’m no muscle expert but my darling hubs is a fitness junky. As easy as it was for me to visualize how the muscles should be, transferring to paper was not so easy.
As I’ve chosen a darker skin tone, it became more difficult to get the results without going too dark.
So I’ve decided to do a step by step, so to speak, of how the tones are achieved.
Starting with the arms. One of Desiree‘s arms is held up by her face. Similar to the position of this lady. The woman is not actually flexing to create a sharp muscle so this is perfect example of typical muscle tone appearance on a small/medium frame
In the leg, the quadriceps is the prominent muscle one will see more defined. It’s going to be oval or elongated from the top leg then curving in at the knee. the image on the left is a great one to demonstrate this area at the knee.
And if you really want to beef up your character, here’s some inspiration for that 🙂
Here’s my finished image of Desiree. I will get her carded, up and ready with a better picture soon.
Thanks for stopping by.
Well Dorinda, I was so impressed that I had to share! Well done on your first tutorial as fantastic images you found to help show how you can try and gain insight on how to colour something by looking for a person or object in a similar stance or situation.
Stephanie has gone all out and share three cards! Two experimenting with different skin tones and another experimenting with definition.
Aren’t they just fantastic? Do pop over to her blog for all the details.
Delphine has created a card with definition
Ruby has shared her card with muscle definition – just look at those puffy cheeks!
This is one of my favourite images I have coloured practising definition in her legs
So don’t be scared!
Come on you can do it.
I’m sure Santa and Christmas Elves have muscles too you know. hahaha
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