It is possible to refer to the easy step-by-step drawing instructions below.
Contoured Head Draw the contour that the face has from side to side. This guide can be used to determine the proportions. Be sure to draw both neck and the ears during this stage. I used a pencil of 4B to be able to see the lines I made. If you are scared of lines appearing throughout you can employ an HB pencil.
Hair Length Determine the length of hair you would like to paint. In this instance hair that is on the sides and back is the shortest. On the other hand, the hair at the upper part of the hair is the most long. After you’ve determined the length, use an old-fashioned pencil with a sharp 4B tip and apply the shading technique to shape the hair. Be sure that the distance between your hair’s head and hair is adequate.
Separating the hair on top from the sides. Remove any contours that you’ve drawn for the head . Then employ the HB pencil to draw a line that divides the hair on the sides from the top hair.
Light from all angles If you don’t want reduce the overall light, you can use an HB pen to color the regions of hair you would like the light to strike and then add highlights. Shade with one tone, or take it a step further and add darker tones. I used a sharp 4B pencil to do that.
Layering, Grouping Shading and Grouping If you’ve completed step 4, you can use the pencil 4B to create hair groups starting with the swirl on the rear of the head. If you did not do step 4, use an HB pencil. Always keep the flow of your work in your mind while drawing. It is possible to draw an entire section of your head or separate parts of the work. I stop when I am close to the region I’d like to get to get the most illumination. As you begin to shade begin by defining the darkest areas prior to drawing every hair (sharp 6B).If you are passing through an area that you would like much of your light be reflected make sure you don’t use tones which have too much darkness. Once you’ve defined the primary shadows, you can begin drawing each hair strand. Naturally, you’ll start to separate larger groups into smaller groups and you’ll find ways to include overlapping strands and also other intriguing and original designs. For each hair I employed an 0.5mm mechanical pencil 4B.
Repeat Keep working on those highlights. When drawing the nape of your neck, pull the strands toward the neck. For areas in the rear of the head, which don’t receive much light (your lighting source might be different) Focus more on the dark and medium shades instead of trying to highlight highlights or shining. It’s fine if your hair isn’t strikingly distinct.
Layering, Grouping and Shading Working in smaller sections at each time, I created layers of medium to large hair groups. Layering assists me in planning the flow and direction of my hair. In the above image I have shaded the hair groups that I am most familiar with by making certain areas darker than the others to reveal some depth.
Because this is where I’d like to see the most sunlight to enter I chose to use an 0.5mm mechanical pencil with HB and 2B pencils in order to sketch each hair.
Correction or adding highlights If you’ve shadows that are too dark or desire highlights to make an impact then roll the eraser you’ve kneaded into a ball, then clamp an area so that it is flat and sharp, and then run the eraser across the areas you wish to highlight like you were painting hair white. The image to the left shows before removal, and the image to the right shows after.
Layering and Grouping In Step 2 If you remember I intended for the hair on highest point to extend further than those on the sides. The longest hairs you’ll need to create will appear on the first layer. The subsequent layers are superimposed on layer one and will appear to be shorter. Step 10: Create Separate Hair and Shadows your imagination to draw shadows on random parts of hair. They could be places that you aren’t sure how to proceed or look awkward If you decide to paint your hair.
You’ll understand what I’m talking about by following the steps and applying this technique to your sketches. After drawing the shadows, you can use the mechanical pencil to split hairs in smaller sections until the begin to appear like hairs in a single.
When you draw hair strands, think of creative ways to blend simple, loose, overlapping hairstyles, as well as other styles. If you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and wish to learn more detailed hair tutorials, please share your feedback in the comments section below!