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Peacock dreads

Post by Librarynerd » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:14 am

I've been working on making blends and making thicker dreads. What do you think of the color balance? Too many colors? Too much/little of one color?
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Re: Peacock dreads

Post by poxabomination » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:22 am

oooh those are beautiful! I was about to say "add some green!" then I realised the picture had been cut off for me, I can see like half of one green dread :lol:
I've seen a lot of people try the whole peacock thing, whether its dreads or hair dye or painting or whatever, but you did it really well! If you're going for identical to an actual peacock, maybe a bit less red, and maybe some darker blues added in would look nice, like a dark navy blue/indigo color. Unless you already have that and I can't see >.< But they look lovely as is, I'm jealous of your skillz.. :D three thumbs up!
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Post by danixdorko » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:45 am

I agree with the less red, and maybe some more blue if you're going for a more realistic looking peacock, but they look wonderful! The greens and blues make my mouth water! :lol: I love the colors that you picked for this!
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Post by LittlePinkFaery » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:50 am

lovely work, you certinaly need more green green/blue and green/ puple- lay off the red- peacocks don't have red at all.

These will look fab installed :)

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Post by AlphaBitch » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:01 am

agrees with above.

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Post by Monique_marion_may » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:20 am

Gorgeous dreads i really like it. The only thing i would say is i think you need to blend a little more. it kinda looks candycane-ish (sorry if thats what your going for!) but it could get to the stage where yo dont see the different colours in the dreads. :)

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Re: Peacock dreads

Post by PrettyDreadful » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:22 am

I loooove the blue/green blends.

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Post by Vex88 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:57 am

Thats a crazy mix :) They all look great, but like others said i'd make less reds. Would be great to see what they look like installed though.
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Post by Gracey » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:07 am

They look great, gorgeous blends. I like that some of them have a more chunky blend to them, it makes the colours pop on the others. In terms of the colours, I'd be inclined to take the greens out but I do have a thing for red and purple. Otherwise I would take out the red, as others are saying, especially as you aregoing for a peacock theme. Nice work.
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Re: Peacock dreads

Post by Mkatsi » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:00 pm

Erm....

YUMMY

Edit! I couldnt see the green, I think although peacocks do have much green, the set matches better to the red than the green.

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Re: Peacock dreads

Post by poxabomination » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:09 pm

Mkatsi wrote:Erm....

YUMMY

Edit! I couldnt see the green, I think although peacocks do have much green, the set matches better to the red than the green.
I agree, actually, it looks really really nice with the red and blue and purple and the blends between them.. :shock: you should rename it the eclectus set :lol: with the green cut off, it looks just like this:
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Re: Peacock dreads

Post by IvyDryad » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:50 pm

I love these! The colours all together are so yummy :D

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Post by NirvanaMarie » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:01 pm

Lol, first thought... "I thought peacocks had a pretty green in them"

Very very lovely! I'd say keep the red if you like it, you can be a unique peacock ;)

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Re: Peacock dreads

Post by poxabomination » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:08 pm

doclocksinfo wrote:Lol, first thought... "I thought peacocks had a pretty green in them"

Very very lovely! I'd say keep the red if you like it, you can be a unique peacock ;)
Yeh i was like that too then I realised the green got cut off >.< The greens are sooooo pretty too!

Off topic but unique peacock reminded me, has anyone seen an albino peacock!? They're gorgeous :shock:
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Re: Peacock dreads

Post by Librarynerd » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:20 am

Thanks for all the great feedback!
I think I'm going to omit the red and use them for another set. I just love this silky red Kikko brand kk I got from IKS so much I'm tempted to use it in EVERYTHING. Got some new Orchid(god it is gorgeous!) and Periwinkle KK from IKS, might take out the red and add some blends of that with the Navy blue and some more green/blue blends and try some splashed dreads and wraps too.

I love the idea of eclectus parrot themed dreads. Ohhh! or maybe a wig with one side female eclectus and the other male.
I'm really going nuts with the color after making so many natural toned dreads and wigs :i9:

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Re: Peacock dreads

Post by FaerieGirl » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:41 am

I really love this set! It's so pretty!! Maybe a little brown, though?
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Post by Shedandy » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:30 am

nom nom nom, the purple blends are my fav <3 specially the ones with the white/pale blue in them. So many interesting mixes!
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Re: Peacock dreads

Post by vivid » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:39 am

They're lovely, I like how no two look the same blend. The only bit I'm not fond of is the red/blue blend, but thats just a personal thing... And yes, red isn't strictly peacock, but I think it really works here. =)
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Re: Peacock dreads

Post by poxabomination » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:00 pm

vivid wrote:They're lovely, I like how no two look the same blend. The only bit I'm not fond of is the red/blue blend, but thats just a personal thing... And yes, red isn't strictly peacock, but I think it really works here. =)

^^ agreed, the whole set has a really pretty red/purple tint to it, I wouldn't change it just for the sake of looking identical to a peacock unless it was for a customer or something. I was just making suggestions if it HAD to look identical :lol: The red looks yummy :D
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