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manga girl hair reference sheet II - 20130113 by StyrbjornAndersson manga girl hair reference sheet II - 20130113 by StyrbjornAndersson
I felt like I rushed yesterdays drawings a bit, so I wanted to spend a bit more time practicing manga hair. I put the result together in this reference sheet, which of course you can use to look at if you want ideas for haircuts for your own characters :)

Edit: Thanks so much to everyone who has viewed and fav:ed this! It's really motivating :)

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Feel free to check out my latest sheet: 
Manga girl hair reference III by StyrbjornAndersson
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:iconlumicorn:
Really nice job :D
I don't really have to say much about it lol
maybe just a little more shading or whatever, like where are darker parts and where the highlights are.
I also like that the faces are always turned to somewhere else in stead of alwyas looking in the sam direction.
I think youre doing great job in drawing hair, way better than me xD
its really good that you use small locks in stead of thick ones because I think these look very weir but its thin and really nice here :D
Keep up the good work!
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I been drawing manga for 1 year and 8 month in a professional way and you are way better than me at this ...I just notice how much I have to learn ...thank you
The shortest haircut looks realy boy-like but well thats good too some girls realy look good that way but I see some problems with the volume of the hair

This haircuts realy give stile to the caracters and the draw its realy good ...but if you do something less realistic I think you will improve and it will give it more impact and originality
off that it realy an example to me ...so keep working ...and thanks for sharing this
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SailorTrekkie92 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017
I've been using your hair reference for alot of my oc's (Sorry about forgetting to fave it)
sailortrekkie92.deviantart.com… (Let me know if I forgot to credit you on any of them)
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AmosSperitusFides Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. I really need to work on practicing hair, definitely need improvement. This will help for sure. So much detail with so few lines, I love it.
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lightswarrior Featured By Owner May 3, 2017
Would you mind if I alerted this for humor and posted it on my social media sites? I'd completely give credit and a link to here.
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ubinko Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work
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Jwreck18 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!!
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Kittymon13 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it! Most people I've met (besides my sister) are HORRIBLE AT DRAWING HAIR STYLES! Including me! So keep up the good work!
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DarkNoodlesOfSouth Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
just amazing a great reference
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DogBoy1975 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is one of the hardest things for me to get right.
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Thebosspotato2015 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it I'm trying to get more hairstyles into my drawings because mine are either a little copied off of somthing else (don't worry I don't take the hair as mine if I post) or pretty basic so I'm here browsing trying to get ideas and this helped so thanks!
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wluca6 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Student Artist
nice job I have motivation now!!
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FranArtes Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
his drawings will a very good reference for me that to trying to draw thanks
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poptartnyancat Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
lol i kinda have number 2. the kinda short one o3o 
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Worlds-Finest-Moose Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
merci!
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:iconmedia-blitz:
Media-Blitz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i cant draw hair very well so wow!:) o.O teach me please!!!
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:iconcookiebearkitten:
cookiebearkitten Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think someone stole? I'm not sure.

erikag-bunny.deviantart.com/ar…
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StyrbjornAndersson Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I filed a DMCA takedown request, so hopefully it will be taken care of.
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cookiebearkitten Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome~
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:iconuniversary:
universary Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Photographer
QAQ
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TryingMy-Best Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
this and ur other work is rll helpful
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NinaBinaArt Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Was this done in art class?
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MrsPurdy-Laufeyson Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student General Artist
mrspurdy-laufeyson.deviantart.… used here to figure out how to draw curly pigtails >_<
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Bman19 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this is so awesome!!! I'll study these to help me draw
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Vinyoli Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Amezing!
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YouCantSeeMee Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for this!
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StyrbjornAndersson Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm glad you found it useful! *heads over to check out your deviation*
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YouCantSeeMee Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all of this hair reference <3
Well done! C:
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TheIdealMistress Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I used your first hairstyle for this art trade: fav.me/d70l92i
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StyrbjornAndersson Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
That's awesome. I'm happy you found the reference useful ^^
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Tessa199900 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student
can I use it? o-o
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FoggedDreams Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Somehow it looks so simple yet so detailed.
Very well done!
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zSamii Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very useful! Thank you very much :love:
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Crisiscoregirl100 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you this will really help me because I am horrible at the hair sometimes.
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:iconmouseanderson:
mouseanderson Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Very useful, thank you very much.

And thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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Nafaria001 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is really good. I love it!
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finex666 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
awesome, thanks for sharing ^__
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QuasiCarbon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesomeness! La la la la Thanks so much for the great references Love
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Usagi-buns Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! I feel like this will help other people know how to draw manga hair!Hatsune-Miku-(Winks) [Music Girl] 02 
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CASANDRAGUIMAUVE Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student General Artist
WOOWWWW SOO MUCH BEAUTIFULL GIRL'S HAIR <3
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spearmint-toothpaste Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thank you! That might help a lot!
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Serpent1221 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! Five of them look like my hair! :D (Big Grin) 
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HapaForever Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! This was so helpful, especially the braids.
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YOLOWOLF Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ur hair styles are awesome


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ZakuraWolfe Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been stolen. gjad27.deviantart.com/art/mang…

Just wanted to make sure you knew :)
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cmoineko Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
gjad27.deviantart.com/art/Mang…
The link before is out but she posts a new one where she changes the color !
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StyrbjornAndersson Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for notifying me. It seems that the images are removed now, though.  :)
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rosannawolf Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<font><font>Wow, so good!</font></font>
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loveblack Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This helped me so much, thank you :heart: :hug:
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OnceInALongTime Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Woah! These are perfect hairstyles for when I'm drawing people! Great sketches, their amazing! :D
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