Realistic Hair Drawing

 
  1. Realistic Curly Hair Drawing
  2. Realistic Hair Drawing Time Lapse
Realistic Hair Drawing

Realistic Curly Hair Drawing

Mechanical pencils really score in this art, a 0.5 lead will give a very fine line without the need for constant sharpening.


This is not as difficult as it looks... and it's a very effective technique.

Because of scanning limitations, I've drawn quite heavy to demonstrate this method but of course your initial outline will be much lighter. The hair is no more difficult to draw than any other facial feature, although it can take considerable time to achieve a natural look. I've actually drawn in where the shades differ and indicated the direction of growth of each section.
The first thing I do is shade in all the darkest tones drawing in the direction the hair lies. Closing the eyes slightly and squinting at your reference photo will help to define these areas. How dark I shade these areas is obviously dependent on the colour of the hair. A blonde colour would require a much lighter shade but the actual method would be identical.
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Once shaded, I'm going to use the tortillon to drag the colour into the the light areas, again in the direction the hair lies, until I achieve a halftone (mid gray). I then open up the highlights again by dragging my eraser from the light areas, into the dark.
I tend to hold the pencil quite high and use use long, sweeping flicks of the pencil, very lightly, from the dark areas... into and across the light areas to represent the individual hairs. Needless to say, these strokes need to follow the hair growth. Blend this layer as before, again, using the tortillon from dark to light and the eraser from light to dark to re-establish the highlights.

Realistic Hair Drawing Time Lapse

How to Draw Curly Hair Step by Step Curly hair drawing step by step. This last example is of medium long curly hair. It’s also probably the most complex. Step 1 – Draw the Head Head curly hair drawing. Same as the other example begin by drawing an outline of the entire shape of the head. Step 2 – Draw the Hairline Hairline curly hair drawing. Drawing realistic hair is a challenge for many artists. Learn essential tips for finishing your portraits and begin practicing with a pencil. Dec 12, 2019 - Explore Omer Shechter's board 'Realistic hair drawing' on Pinterest. See more ideas about how to draw hair, drawing people, drawing techniques. Draw the outline of the head. It’s hard to draw hair accurately without at least the outline of the head. You need to see how the hair flows in relation to the head as you’re drawing. Use a reference photo and draw the outline of the person’s head, including the top and sides (even if they’re covered by hair).