Firstly how to colour the eyes and I use PMs: China blue + Cobalt Blue.
Then take China blue and colour the eyes as shown below.
I then take Cobalt blue and colour over the edge of the china blue and fill in the rest of the eye area.
Next I will colour the hair - I decided to use my new favourite dusky/mousey blonde colours. For this I use PMs: Raw sienna + Mustard + Saffron + Vanilla
For hair colouring I tend to work in smaller sections so that it is easier to blend the colours. My 1st step is to take Vanilla and flick colour from both side of the curls into the middle leaving a white area.
Then I take Saffron and do the same over the previous colour but not all the way over.
Then I take Mustard and do the same - again leaving some of the previous colour untouched.
Then I take Raw Sienna and use this over where I want the darkest areas.
Once I have coloured all the hair as above I then take Vanilla (I have now removed the PM fine point) and blend the hair area to get these results - see below.
I colour the lips next and I use PMs:
Antique pink + Cocktail pink
Firstly take Antique pink and colour from the out edge in leaving white where the highlights will be.
I then take Cocktail pink and blend over the previous colour but still leaving a touch of white to show the highlighted area.
Now the last step to colouring this image is to colour the bikini bottoms and the tie.
I use PMs: Warm grey 5, Warm grey 4, Warm grey 3, Warm grey 2, Warm grey 1.
Firstly I take WG 1 and colour in from the edges leaving some white where I want the highlighted areas to be.
I then take WG 2 and colour over the previous colour but stop a bit before the edge.
I now take WG 3 and do the same as the previous step - again stoppiong short of the edges.
Next step is to do the same again but with WG 4 and WG 5 till the tie looks like the photo below.
I then take the Warm Grey pens I have just used and blend back over the areas, with a lighter colour at each step too - I then use WG 5 (again) to add any darker shadows that I feel are needed to get the FINAL completed image below.