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Simple Hair Tutorial

By vervex
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Back in 2007, I posted a visual hair tutorial and I feel horrible about it. I feel bad because it's outdated, pretty ugly and has over 7000 views. I'm deeply sorry.

To redeem myself, I created last night a brand new tutorial that shows how to paint semi-realistic hair. To achieve realism, or at least a higher level of completion, you would simply need to add more detail to the hair. This particular hair took me about 15 minutes to do.

If you have any questions or feedback, leave a comment and I'll do my best to get back to you.


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EDIT: Wow, just noticed that this tutorial has made it to the first page of popular images for June 6. Amazing. Thanks guys! I'm glad you like it and find it useful :)
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Haruka-TavaresProfessional General Artist
Thank you very much for this easy-to-follow tutorial :D, it really helped me!
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popsigirlStudent Traditional Artist
Really helpful tutorial, thank you. ^_^ One problem I have though is making the hair look like it's part of the body, it always seems to float or look out of place with the rest of the head. Any tips? Thanks. :)
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vervexProfessional Digital Artist
Do you have a visual example of the issue? 
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popsigirlStudent Traditional Artist
I had a look at a few more tutorials and it seems my issue was lighting and adding hair shadows to the face. Thanks though. :) I guess it's one of those things that comes with practice.
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Hey! I just found this and I must say it's a great help for begginers in digital colouring like me. I'm using this reference right now. I'll let you know when my experiment is finally done. :D
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AeriteHobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial is awesome! Thanks so much.
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lazyartist201Hobbyist Digital Artist
this should have been a face tutorial aswell, that face is the most realistic one ive ever seen!
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vervexProfessional Digital Artist
I know right? ;)
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iLyriicsHobbyist Traditional Artist
I really loved this tuto, it's simple and easy. I will try it. MERCI BEAUCOUP!! 
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vervexProfessional Digital Artist
De rien ;)
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MingamiaStudent Digital Artist
where has this tutorial been all of my life :iconpapcryplz:
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vervexProfessional Digital Artist
Eheheh ;)
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this tut is nice

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I love the face at the end of the tutorial.  X3
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vervexProfessional Digital Artist
Eheh :D Should I make a tutorial on how to achieve such complex smilies? ;) jk
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Most definitely!  >:'D
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Perfect is the word
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vervexProfessional Digital Artist
Glad you like it, thanks :)
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is this on photoshop?
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vervexProfessional Digital Artist
Yes it is :) Although the same results could be achieved in other software as well.
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skydiving6pwnsallHobbyist General Artist
Very helpful! thanks!
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ynasaurusHobbyist General Artist
YOU ARE AWESOMEEEE!! :) thank you for this!
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vervexProfessional Digital Artist
You're very welcome :)
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