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how to paint red hair ?
godfather
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Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 09:54 PM UTC
Any suggestions on how to paint red hair in oils. i know that thee are different shades but I am looking for a shade that would be appropriate for a Knights templar. Also what acrylic base coat would I use? Hopefully this is not to vague.
pigsty
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Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 09:37 PM UTC
I take it you mean red hair as in someone who's a redhead, as opposed to someone who'd dyed their hair scarlet? In which case, I wouldn't think there was any "right" shade. Red hair varies widely from strawberry blond (gold with a hint of red) right the way to deep auburn (not far off chestnut brown). With lighter tones, you often find that the short hair near the scalp is darker than the outer hair, so which tone you choose will determine how much highlighting you need to get the effect. And another very important thing to remember (depending on scale, of course) is that eyebrows and lashes will be much the same colour.
Biggles2
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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 04:49 AM UTC
Most natural Red Heads are actually orangey ("carrot-top") - sometimes they are called "gingers" with a slightly more yellow/orange. As Pigsty says, red hair can range from reddish-blond to reddish-brown.
southpier
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 08:19 PM UTC
I assume you will need a very fine brush!
Biggles2
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 04:09 AM UTC

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I assume you will need a very fine brush!


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