How to Draw a Ponytail – Step by Step Guide
When drawing human characters, the hairstyle is just as important as the facial features, so we’ve created a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a ponytail, with 9 simple and quick steps, each accompanied by an illustration.
When drawing an outline, remember to use light strokes and avoid pressing down too hard with your pencil; this will allow you to easily remove some parts of the outline later.
Step 2 — Create an Outline of the Character’s Head
At the top of your character’s head, draw a series of connected curved, pointed figures, making sure that each clump of hair in the bangs differs slightly in form and thickness. Don’t forget to erase the upper part of the head’s outline that overlaps within the hair.
Step 4 — Afterwards, Draw the Top of the Hair
Draw a curved line that encompasses the upper part of your character’s head, then draw a semicircle around the curved line we just drew, completing the top of your character’s head.
Step 5 — Draw the Hair Tie That Holds the Ponytail
Draw a smaller curved line for the character’s hair at the bottom of their head. This is where the ponytail will emerge when we draw it in the next step.
Step 6 — Then, Draw the Top Part of the Ponytail
Draw a curved line emerging from the hair tie that we drew in the previous step. The higher the slope of the curve, the higher the ponytail.
Step 7 — Finalize the Structure of the Ponytail
We’ve drawn a wavy, medium-length ponytail in this illustration, but you can make it as short or as long as you want, and the hair can be straight, curly, or any other hairstyle you want!
Step 8 — Add Details and Texture All Over the Hair
When drawing hair, remember to use patterns and details to add texture and make it look realistic, and remember to curve the streaks on the bangs and top of the head towards the ponytail.
Step 9 — Now, Add Streaks of Hair on the Ponytail
Rep the previous step, but this time make the streaks of hair the same shape as the ponytail. Finally, it’s time for the most exciting part: choosing colors and coloring the hair. Feel free to use any color you want!
Your Ponytail Drawing is Complete!
What kind of hairstyle would you like to learn how to draw for the characters in your drawings? Maybe a bun or a braid? Let us know and we’ll do our best to create a tutorial for it.
What is a high ponytail?
A high ponytail is a hairstyle in which all of your hair is gathered and secured into a section on top of your head; pairing it with bangs, braids, and cute hair accessories will make you look even more unique!
What is two ponytails called?
Bunches (also known as pigtails, bunchies, twintails, or angel wings) is a hairstyle in which the hair is parted down the middle and gathered into two symmetrical bundles, similar to ponytails, that are secured near the scalp.
Is a low or high ponytail better?
“A low ponytail is going to be the least stressful because you don’t have the gravity of the hair pulling down,” says hairstylist Mark Garrison. If you want a little height and volume, just tie it above your ears.