How to Draw Hair Step by Step
In this tutorial, I’ll show you a quick method for rendering and sketches that works on four different types of hair: long straight hair, short hair, wavy hair, and afro-textured hair.
Before You Start
The final product will suit both males and females with various hair types.
Why is drawing hair so hard?
Hair is difficult to draw because what we see differs from what we know; you can’t just draw all the hairs as lines because that’s not what we see when we look at hair; instead, what we see must be simplified to lines and shades, which can be done in a variety of ways.
How do you shade wavy hair with a pencil?
Wavy, Long Hair
- To begin, lightly sketch the shapes of the hair with a mechanical pencil, then go over it with Dark Umber to separate the layers of the hair.
- Create the Hair Strands. Next, add Light Umber to the hair, then go over it with Dark Umber to deepen the dark areas.
How do you shade a face?
To create a shadow, shade up into the outline of two small ovals for the nostrils, then start shading a slightly lighter shade as you move toward the center of the nose from the left side.