Well, actually this lesson is a week late, but unless you are reading this at the time of it’s posting, you won’t care too much.
So we went through the basics of the body, then the head, and now let’s put a wig on our mannequin.
On drawing hair I found that the best tutorials I could find go through several steps in order to figure out the hair. These are:
We’re going to focus on each of them on this post, and I go more into each of them in the video, SO WATCH IT!
The Best Tutorials for Drawing Hair
Let’s focus on the hairlines first. The hairline is the line that define where surface of the hair in a head will be. It’s the limit between your face and your hair. You can get pretty varied hairlines, but mostly they go from “lot of hair” to “bald in two months”.
Here’s a hair basics tutorial with some examples of hairlines (there’s not much to say about hairlines I’m afriad, they explain themselves), just remember tu use the volume of the head to your advantage when defining them.
This tutorial is by Viria 13, you can find more of what she does HERE
Regarding origin points for the hair flow, I couldn’t find a good tutorial on it, so if you want to see more of that, please check my video. Still, knowing how the hair is getting combed (if it is) is a great help for defining the flow of the hairstyle, and how gravity will affect it.
Since I don’t have a tutorial for that besides the one I improvised, Let’s move on to the hair flow!! How to define it? Well, if I had to guess by looking at hundreds of tutorials, apparently you have to draw a lot of red lines on top of a head and pray it makes sense. Well, maybe pray less and play more with this lines.
First, there’s a tutorial by MistyTang that helps a lot to understand how to do this hair flow thingy.
But, if you need more, there is also some extra examples in this piece by Lee Myn Kyo.
Now that our human head is full with read squiggly lines, let’s talk about how to build some shape and volume into it. See, hair is like any other volume when you think of hair as a large mass instead of individual strands. This is also how PROKO approaches hair when drawing it. Then the video goes into making the hair looks a lot like hair (which is useful when drawing…well, hair).
If you want a simpler example and tips on how to shade and color hair, there is also this tutorial by The Art of Pan. It is an overall hair tutorial but it serves as a good complement to all the other tutorials we’ve seen in this post.
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BEFORE YOU GO, ONE MORE THING!!!
I added a pinterest board with this tutorials, some other tutorials with tips and some reference to use.