How to Draw Realistic Hair
Draw the flow of the hair as it cascades down past the face and around where the neck and shoulders would be if you’re drawing curly hair. Textured or layered hair will have more visible sections.
Draw the outline of the person’s head using a reference photo as a starting point. Shading in the hair will help add dimension and make it look more realistic; you’ll be able to create better contrast using different grades of pencils for different types of hair. If you’re drawing curly short hair, draw the outlines of the curls around the top and sides of the head.
Within the pieces, sketch individual strands of hair and use an eraser to touch up the highlights and shadows. If you pass over a highlighted portion of the hair, lift up on your pencil so that area remains mostly white. This step will take the longest. Shading the hair helps the hair strands stand out more, making them look more realistic.
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 draw realistic lips?
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to draw lips in the frontal view.
- Refine the outline and show the volume in the lower lip with two ovals.
- Add a shadow for the upper and lower lips with the HB pencil.
- Add some shading and tone to the whole drawing.
- Add the lines on the lips.
Which pencil is used for sketching hair?
I’d suggest shading the darkest areas of your sketch where the least amount of light reaches the hair with a softer pencil grade, such as B or 2B.
What do hair waves look like?
The hairstyle is achieved with a short-cropped haircut on top and frequent brushing and/or combing of the curls (which trains the curls to flatten out), as well as wearing a du-rag.
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.