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Let's draw some hair by DrMistyTang Let's draw some hair by DrMistyTang
I had kind of sworn off doing "tutorials". But I was bored, and I thought that maybe I could offer a few tips that might help spark imagination and/or critical thinking. This barely even scratches the surface for hair (and hair accessories), but I think it's a good enough jumping off point. And it was fun to make, so there you go~

If you are looking for more tutorials, tips, and advice, I highly recommend the following artists --> :iconalexds1:, :icontracyjb:, and :iconcoelasquid:They are magnificent.

My main point with this (and all of my "tutorials" really) is this: everything is different, everything varies. What affects one thing may not affect another, and if it does affect something else it will not react the same way.
Observe, reference, experiment, and of course, practice.

Real life, movies, classical artwork (study the masters, it's worth it), etc.

I did make a braids tutorial long ago. Really friggen ugly art on it now, but I think it's still got some good tips, especially for beginners:

CG.
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animegirl007 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Thanks for the advice :nod:
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DrMistyTang Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
My pleasure~
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Ashes2Ashes9986 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic, full of great tips for beginners and for someone just looking to brush up or get another perspective.
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DrMistyTang Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Aw, thank you! I really wanted to have a good range on this one, because I've noticed a good number of tutorials like this where they only have one or two types of hair. :nod:
Glad you got something out of it!
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Ashes2Ashes9986 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! As a curly, thick-haired chica, I was pleased with your breakdown on other hair types (curly hair can be difficult to get right).
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DrMistyTang Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
My pleasure! Curly hair can be tough at first, but once you get it, it's like the most fun hair to draw ever. :heart:
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Niamh-ah Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is great thanks :) I've needed help with this for quite some time!
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DrMistyTang Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Glad it was helpful to you! :nod:
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ManuRao Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very useful, thanks!
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DrMistyTang Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
You're welcome~
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CherryCityBlues Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesomeness! I always need hair tutorials ;__;
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DrMistyTang Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Glad you got something out of it! :)
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CherryCityBlues Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Certainly :3
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ReveilleStudios Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student
Nice tutorial. c:
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DrMistyTang Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Thank you Reveille~
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ReveilleStudios Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student
Sure!
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Lily-Lyn-Rain Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very useful. Thank you!
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DrMistyTang Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
You're welcome! I'm glad you got something out of it. :heart:
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Lily-Lyn-Rain Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=D
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FlowFlame Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oeh i like!
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DrMistyTang Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Thanks~
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GrimReapette Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Helpful stuff! I like how you showed off the cornrows too. Man, when I had to draw those for Sfo I was crying because THOSE ARE DIFFICULT but so worth it in the end. :heart:
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DrMistyTang Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
I had half a mind to dedicate like half of this "tutorial" to corn rows. They are a pain in the butt, but so worth it (Sfo is proof enough~). XD My tiny sketch really doesn't do them justice, but I was trying to keep this simple and short. :lol:
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GrimReapette Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Tee hee. Corn rows deserve their own tutorial. xD
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DrMistyTang Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Don't you tempt me. ;)
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NormaLeeInsane Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a nice tutorial. A lot of the hair tutorials I see don't show many types of hair.
I love how you do wavy and curly hair. :aww:
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DrMistyTang Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
I really wanted to get some range in on mine for just that purpose. :nod:
And thank you! I'm glad you like how I handle curls~ They can be tough at first, but once you crack 'em they're a joy to draw.
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BadCowboy69 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Way cool. Unfortunately, I still am unable to draw human beings regardless *sigh* I think that part of my brain is busted.
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DrMistyTang Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Just start small; simple poses and concepts. Do exercises over and over and over. And don't stop. :)
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Kregl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nicely done, Misty :clap:
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DrMistyTang Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Thanks Kregl! Glad you think my little tutorial is well done. :)
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Anastasia122 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So beautiful.
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DrMistyTang Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Hahah, thank you! :)
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Anastasia122 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your welcome.
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Kandy-Cube Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love this :D the hair line is the best part. so many people forget about it <3
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DrMistyTang Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed these tips. :)
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