Can Anyone Tell Me What Colour To Use For Red Hair?

Decorating By princessmargie Updated 22 Apr 2009 , 5:08pm by princessmargie

princessmargie Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 1:16am
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Hi Everyone!
So, I'm making a figure of a person who needs to have red hair (as requested by the customer). Red would look too red and orange is too orange. I tried mixing a little red with orange and it was a pink color. Any suggestions? PLEASE HELP! Thanks in advance!

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princessmargie Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 1:33am
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nesweetcake Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 2:00am
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I think terracotta or even wilton copper would give you the orangish color you need with out it looking like a pumpkin. Goodluck!

princessmargie Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 2:22am
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Thanks very much! I have both those colors so I'll give it a shot icon_smile.gif

Kitagrl Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 2:38am
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Terracotta is the future, all you'd have to do is add a bit of brown to the orange or red until you get the shade you want.

msnrozier Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 3:15am
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i mixed flesh and salmon and it looks like burnt red

princessmargie Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 5:08pm
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Awesome! Thanks everyone icon_smile.gif I'll try them all! I really appreciate the responses icon_smile.gif

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