Screeeeeech...hold the horses!!! First, here's where I got the image! You did know Hero Arts has digital cd's right??? I've linked the picture below to the website if you want to have a look-see. This CD has fabulous vintage style images...you can print and color to your hearts desire.
So here's my lady in all her bare uncolored glory. I created a sheet with images (she's about 5" tall). I saved the file on a little jump drive and took it to get printed at Office max. I like to have them printed with toner just in case I want to use Copic markers. My printer isn't the best and Office max has a nice cardstock which works perfect for me.
Using color pencils...I started by shading her hair color. I wanted a red-head so I used a combination of golds, terracotta, browns, oranges, etc. This picture shows the beginning of her eye make-up where I'm using shades of Grey to give her *flapper* style eyes. Note: I'm using pencils without a blender solution.
I continued blending her eye make-up...now moving onto her pale skin color. I've darkened the areas around her forehead and neck crease. When I color, I take the process slowly, adding more color on top as needed.
Now I've moved on to her head band and eyes. I have chosen an olive green for her eyes, have darkened the area just under her eyelid to add a bit of dimension.
I've finished coloring her and added some glossy accents to give her some shine. I also added a white dot on her eyes to create catch lights.
She's on the table drying from all of her spa treatments, I'll be adding her to something hopefully *uber* fantastic in the next few days. I'll show you that process next. Oh and before I go, my preferred color pencil is Prismacolor, they are smooth and easy to work with plus the pigments are vibrant. Love them!