How to Draw Realistic Hair

You just might be wondering “I’ve mastered realistic bodies, but gosh! How do I do hair?” These simple steps with help you make your creations have realistic hair


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    After you draw a simple head and shoulders think about what type of hair style you want your creation to have then think about the texture and thickness of the person’s hair.

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    Start with where the hair separates (often called the part) in the hair if you are drawing a person with loose hair, the hairline if the person has their hair pulled or sleeked back.

  3. Draw loose, don’t stiffen up, the hair will look stiff, let your hand flow.
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    Don’t draw thick lines unless you want the hair to look clumped together, draw thin lines, but don’t try and draw every strand of hair.You won’t succeed.

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    Touch up stray lines as you would with your own hair.

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    Add detail, hats, barrettes, ribbons, color

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