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SAI CG Hair Tutorial
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Published: July 6, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 Raayzel

I'm never the one to do tuts, usually i'm the one looking for them /OTL
WARNING: This is a pretty big file!

Things to note;
- It would be easier if you already have a good understanding with SAI
- I usually work on a big canvas (2000x3000px) so the brush size i consider thin may vary from yours.
- I used a tablet for this.

Sorry no rainbow hair this time, didn't wanna be held responsible for teaching you guys how to blind others with colour XD

This is my first tutorial so i'm sorry if I might be too vague! I tried my best to explain why and how I do things, but i'm afraid I might not have made sense >O<

Anyhow I hope you find this somewhat helpful~ And remember, patience and practice!

Oh and sorry for any typos, was finishing this around midnight last night lol
PS. Please don't ask me where to download SAI XD

Image size
1000x6750px 4.64 MB
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Gosiak5's avatar
Thank you so much!
amandamattos's avatar
amandamattosHobbyist General Artist
Amazing tutorial! Will help me a lot <3
craiyohn's avatar
craiyohnHobbyist Digital Artist
This is very informative :D thanks
Monkey-Senpai's avatar
Monkey-SenpaiHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for this. I'm going to try it; I'll let you know how it turns out.
jmarcel2014's avatar
jmarcel2014Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much
okesana's avatar
okesanaHobbyist Digital Artist
How do your lines seem so perfect? o_O I've been practicing on my tablet for about a year now but for some reason my lines always seem crooked...any advice?

**teach me your ways, master. **bows down****
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SuperFlandreBrosHobbyist Digital Artist
Three words: high-res canvas. (Sorry for replying to an old comment...^^;)
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darkrecon7890Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you know how to make the canvas high res? I have 3840 by 2160 and 300 ppi and it looks blurry when i export as png
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SydneyitsSydneyYoHobbyist Digital Artist
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Neoda1neHobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much for this. :) Very helpful!^^
Velink's avatar
Oh wooow
would you teach us how you shade and light things XD
they are soo awesome
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ValariellHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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kriscahayaHobbyist Digital Artist
nice but i canttttttt , argghh 
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turbulance-vodkaHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you . I will try this later :)
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This is great! I've been dying to try out a new coloring style for hair and this looks wonderful! Thanks for making it so easy to understand! :D


Quick question though, what settings does you brush tool have? I'm asking because mine draws lines really light and blurry compared to the one you showed in the example... Any ideas???

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i just use the default brush, max density and hardest brush option of the 4, sorry i have trouble explaining >u<
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DarthZeeKHobbyist General Artist
Love it! Using it as I speak. Thank you so much!
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casparelieHobbyist Digital Artist
This is sooo helpful. thanks a bunch!
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Eli-kyunStudent Digital Artist
Holy cow. So genius.

I saw but I can't. XD
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ChadComicsHobbyist Digital Artist
this is very informative. thank you.
hay i want to ask you som thing .what program did you use for your logo ?
the gif pec without  a background 
Miyuki-Taito's avatar
Wow your technique is way better than mine.  How long have you been drawing for?
Lorna-RoseFoX's avatar
Looks fun and really like the soft shine :rose:
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LuckyCreamStudent General Artist
Thank you very much! This tutorial really helpful Huggle!
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