I am having trouble with a painting I'm doing from a photo taken 32yrs ago.
Its nearly finished except for the hair - I'm trying to get a sheen ( shininess) to it, as at the moment it is looking dry.
Any suggestion please will be appreciated
Without seeing it it's difficult to say but jsut remember that all hair is mutli-colored and the sheen to which you refer are actually specular highlights so don't be afraid to experiment with some very light tones worked in. Just look at the hair color commercials. They are all proclaiming highlights. ;-)
Just a thought,
Will look into it a bit more :)
Perhaps try the dodge & burn tool (dodge lightens and burn darkens) from your toolbox. Or, you could go to the HSV bar under (if it's not showing, it's under Windows>Color Palattes>Color Info) and shift the S(aturation) and V(alue) bars to adjust the color of the hair you're painting.
I'm going to move your thread to the Tips & Tricks forum since the topic is not a general discussion about art and artist but instead about using Corel Painter to paint hair. This is not specific to a particular Painter version so the Tips & Tricks forum seems the best choice.
Now to offer some help:
Hair Color Sets available to download from Darlissa's fignations.com website
Download the Zip file under Color Sets/Palettes - based on Jaager's Hair Color Palettes (used with permission > Painter, using the link named Hair Color Sets (7 KB). It contains 18 Color Sets with the file extension .TXT so you should be able to load them in any recent (or old) Painter version.
Creating Tangible, Touchable Hair - Explains understanding hair and demonstrates different styles, both long and short
Among the many available on the Web, this is one of the best hair painting tutorials I recall ever seeing:
Tutorial: Painting Hair, by EnaylaIt's not only beautiful to look at, Enayla's written the tutorial thoughtfully, thoroughly, and clearly. It's a pleasure to read and I think it'll be a pleasure to follow.Enayla is definitely a Painter master! You may know her by her real name, Linda Bergkvist.If you'd like to see some of her other art, take a look here (I think this link has been posted at TutorAlley Forums before):Enayla's furaie.com Gallery Hope you enjoy both the tutorial and Enayla's gallery, and please share your results with us when you put the tutorial to use.
At PixelAlley, there's a tutorial named:
Mixing Two Colors on a Brush to Paint Hair
I'm sure many of you can do better than I did in the tutorial's illustrations. They were done quickly and just meant to give you an idea of how the brush can be made to paint.
In addition to that method of painting with more than one color in the brush stroke, there are now a few others you can read about in a couple of other tutorials at PixelAlley:
Painting with More than One Color in the Brush Stroke, A Few Methods
Color Variability From Gradient, A Two-point Gradient
Happy Hair Painting!
Thank you all
I must take time out to learn the craft properly or I'll never be satisfied in what I produce