|Please note: These are just my ways of doing things in Paint. I don't use it very much, so there may be easier/quicker ways to do what I am doing, feel free to play around!|
|1. Start with your completed doll that you want to add the shawl to.||2. Click on the Brush tool and choose the smallest brush size.
You could use the Pencil tool instead, if you want, but I always find the Brush easier as you just have the "cross-hair" cursor and this makes it much easier to see what you are actually doing.
|3. Select a colour that is not used on your dolls outfit and draw in the edges of the shawl. This can be a little tricky & you have to concentrate on where they would be.
As you can see here, the shawl goes over the tops on the arms and the ends hang down behind the arms. The back of the shawl drapes behind the doll.
|4. The easiest bit to colour is the area of the shawl that has nothing behind it. First, we need to select a colour we want to use. Double-click on one of the colours not being used in the colour palette down the bottom.||5. On the Edit Colours screen, click on Define Custom Colours||6. Move the cross-hair and the slider until you have a colour you like. We are looking for a pale shade of whatever colour you want your shawl to be. In this case, I'm using a pale lilac. Click on OK.|
|7. Find the areas of the shawl that have nothing behind them e.g. no body parts, clothing or more of the shawl. Fill them with the colour you choose.||8. Double-click on your custom colour on the colour palette down the bottom of the screen. Use the slider to make the shade a bit darker. Use this new shade to line the areas of shawl you coloured in on step 7 & to fill the areas where there are 2 layers of shawl.||9. Double-click on the new shade again & use the slider to make it even darker. Use this darker shade to colour the edges of the shawl where there are 2 layers of fabric. Note that I am not colouring over the skin or dress yet.|
|10. This is where is gets a little tricky! Double-click on the custom colour again, but this time, we need to find a shade that looks like the chiffon over the skin. Try going for a greyer shade that we've used so far. When you've found a colour you like, colour in the shawl anywhere it goes over skin. If you are feeling particularly adventurous, use several shades from darker to lighter to follow the shading of the body part you are drawing over.||
11. Double-click on your custom colour again and use the slider to make a darker shade of the colour used above. Colour the edging of the shawl over the skin.
You'll notice that I'm cleaning up the edges of the shawl as I do this to ensure that it's 1 pixel thick at all points.
12. Now we need to select a colour that will represent the shawl over the dress. If your dress and shawl are the same colour, you just need to change the shade a little. If your dress was blue, for instance & the shawl was yellow, you would need to be a bit cleverer & make the areas of the shawl that overlap the dress a greenish colour.
When you have a shade you like, colour in the areas of the shawl that overlap the dress.
|13. Create a darker shade of the colour used above and line the edges of the shawl that overlap the dress.||14. This is an example of contrasting dress & shawl colours, note the green portion where the shawl overlaps the dress.||15. Your shawl should look something like this now.|
|Your shawl is complete! You can always add some tassles or patterns to decorate it.|
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