EDIT: A real life example of silver hair I made for someone which might be useful to show other people as well: sta.sh/02fwsbsid643
I got a request for white hair palettes and felt I needed to go a little more into detail about white hair as well as black hair, and the common mistakes I see. I hope this is helpful and if you have questions or tutorial requests, just post a comment asking c:
i probably still wouldnt suggest using greys for it..though you can if you want cause I'm not stopping anyone at the end of the day XD But maybe use desaturated browns? It really depends on what type of dirty look you're going for.
The explanations really helped, however I believe there are other factors for white hair, and not just the environment: If the hair is of an albino person, make it exceptionally pale blond" If it was bleach and toning,use just a slight violet-gray base /Do use a gray base if you /want it to seem unclean, like for fur If the lighting /should affect the hair colour, still make your highlights either very desaturated compared to the base, or make your highlights still be very light or white, since this is /white hair
Also the blue undertones for black hair might be best used for unnatural black And the brown undertones for someone with natural black hair or happened to find really good dye they put over brown hair.
Just thought this might add some more explanation to palette choice c:
Cirque-BFeatured By OwnerAug 13, 2013Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful, thanks! I needed a way to figure out how white works /as i've used the grey colouring before. I think it's good for just dark looking as you had described it as giving a dirty look/ but I needed to kno how it works in general XD his is truly helpful, I'll be working more with white thanks to this c: