Oh, thanks a lot!! ;A; I’ve never been asked this before haha!! I don’t know if I’ll be much help… I just like drawing hair and looking at different hairstyles, I don’t really give much thought to drawing it, I’m just on autopilot lol. ewe;
BUT I WILL TRY! Um… I will just write about how I do it, because everyone approaches drawing hair differently!
The first thing is remembering where the hair is growing from. Hair radiates from the crown, and the secondary flow of hair comes from the parting. Sometimes there is no parting, but I will cover it anyway. The parting and crown is easier to see on people who wear their hair gelled or slicked down in some way.
Also, if I feel the detail is necessary, I’ll add the ‘neck fuzz’ and ‘cheek fuzz’. The neck hair flows in a fishtail shape down the nape of the neck. The cheek fuzz is the beginnings of a beard or sideburns in some people, but other times it’s just fine hair that peters out past the ear.
The hairline is a deep scoop shape above the forehead, and grows in slightly around the eyebrows/temples. It varies from person to person of course~
Hair flows in different ways over the head, ears, neck, shoulders… depending on the weight and texture and style of the hair. I recommend buying hairstyle magazines to look at this variety (I used to do it when I was younger heh)
Here the hair is fine and straight and flows over the contours of the head.
As for hair textures, I try and break it down to the minimum of strokes. I draw very thick curly hair kinda bubbly, but you can make it more detailed by adding wiggly strokes at the end. I like to render straight hair in simple long strokes, it’s like the one hair texture than you don’t have to go to town on detail wise. :p Short hair can be rendered in short spikes, gradating into very short fine hairs around the hairline.
Colouring wise… all I do is pay attention to the hair flow and shape…! I will just use the former sketches to illustrate that…!
The light catches portions of the hair that are following the crown/hairline and the shape of the head. I try not to overdo shine because doing so looks odd and is a kind of dated looking approach to illustrating shiny hair… XP
Overall, for me, less is more!! Some people love drawing detailed hair, and it looks awesome, but I prefer being economical about it!
Um, I think that’s all I can think of, I hope it made sense… sorry it’s a bit wonky drawing-wise. I hope this was helpful in some way! *w*;;;
hello! hey! quick psa!
when mixing skin tones, always mix in lighter and darker complimentary or analogous colors (such as pinks, reds, and purples) to change value, don’t just add black or white to change a value
this way you get a real nice looking palette like
instead of a dead looking palette like
unless you’re going for dead, in which case carry on