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TUTORIAL: Drawing Hair

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I found some time to make a tutorial covering my ways of drawing hair. I hope it can be helpful.
I just love drawing hair- especially wavy/ curly hairstyles *_*.

Note that I draw different sizes of hair strips: thin and thick. It makes hair look more natural.

Next, I 'm gonna do the following tutorials:
- cleaning pencil linearts
- colouring with copic markers
- Photoshop edits of traditional works
- the usage of textures in drawings

Credits: ~alfastock for the texture

[link] TUTORIAL: Cleaning Pencil Linearts
[link] TUTORIAL: Basic Drawing Tips
[link] Editing Scanned Drawings
[link] Marker Tutorial- Part I
[link] Colouring Tutorial
[link] Drawing folds and frills in women's clothes
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ann47's avatar
ann47 General Artist
Helpful tutorial!:)
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SilverShy444Student Digital Artist
Thanks for The tutorial, it's very useful.
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richardrumeoStudent Filmographer
beautiful, be my mentor
fracedo's avatar
nice tutorial thanks!
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MayFlorenceHobbyist Artist
would you possibly have a tutorial for colouring the hair? (perhaps in traditional?) Thanks btw for this tutorial! :D
Red-Priest-Usada's avatar
Hmm.. Would it be ok if I make a tutorial showing the way I colour manga hair with copic markers?
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MayFlorenceHobbyist Artist
um, well thing is the only things I use traditionally are pencil crayons (or coloured pencils how ever you'd like to say it :P) So a copic tutorial wouldn't help me, but it would probably help a lot of other people, thank you for you time, by the way :D
LucreziaClay's avatar
Thanks for the help! This is going to be really useful!
Red-Priest-Usada's avatar
You're welcome :).
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AccaliaExileHobbyist General Artist
The guy looks like Rin Okumura, lol. This is a very well done tutorial, i find it really helpful, thanks for sharing your knowledge, it's always appreciated :)
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psychicflameHobbyist Digital Artist
can you do a tutorial on how to draw curly hair? (I mean REALLY curly hair)
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ScarletAzureStudent Traditional Artist
Really helpful! Thanks a lot :heart:
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You're welcome :)
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Silver4012Student General Artist
This is really helpful! Thank you! :D
KawaiiShootingStar's avatar
This is so helpful! ;v; Thanks for making it~ ^.^
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MetalraptorHobbyist General Artist
Excellent tutorial. :D
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plumbunniesStudent General Artist
Like, I get the flow and the basic shape, but I am just confused with locks of hair flowing down together and what makes them look like clumps instead of just random lines in the hair...and like...when they are in shadow and when they are highlighted. :S
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KlainHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much for your tutorial! It will be a great reference tool and guide for me :happybounce:
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crazy-aikaHobbyist General Artist
This is perfect, i will practice!
tenshifish's avatar
this is helpful
i like how you included tied hair too
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Jhonenfan777Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have no clue how to draw hair, so I need this :"D
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LilliozwestHobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful! Thanks!
darkside-ky's avatar
How do you draw something like flat bangs? Like what shrine maidens or the like do?
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AJInu-OkamiStudent Artist
Yes! Someone who actually does a tutorial on how to draw the hair directions!
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