Do you love drawing hair? Me too but drawing hair can be tedious. There are a lot of details you need to pay attention to and it can be a bit intimidating.
Since hair is the main part of my drawings, I want to share my way of drawing hair to help you.
Art Supplies I used for this tutorial:
Before we jump into the tutorial, keep in mind that hair is not one color, it contains many different shades. If you look closely at your hair, you will find it's not a single tone.
In general, there is the primary color, highlight color and shadow color. So basically, you should choose at least three different shades of markers (mid tones, highlights, shadows).
For this tutorial, I chose five Art-n-Fly Brush Markers. When you are coloring the hair, you always have to pay attention to these parts. Let's begin the coloring tutorial.
Draw the basic structure of the hair. Since we are drawing long curly hair, if you want to draw it with the flow, you can imagine the waterfalls and keep your strokes loose. After sketching, I like drawing the boundary lines with colored pencils. You can choose any color you prefer. I prefer the light color personally.
Tool:Art-n-Fly Brush Marker, 203 WG
For the first layer, we use 203 WG to add the basic color of the hair. Don't leave white areas uncolored. Lift the marker lightly and keep your strokes in the same direction.
Tool: Art-n-Fly Brush Marker, BR 100
In the second layer, we begin to add the shadow to the hair. In step 1, we have already drawn the boundary lines of the hair. It makes the hair look like it consists of small spindle areas. In this step, we are coloring area by area. We use BR 100 to add short strokes on both sides of each area. You can leave a bit of white area in the center of the hair to create the highlight.
Tools:Art-n-Fly Brush Markers, 237BR, 96BR, 36Y
Follow the step 4, we use 237BR, 96BR, 36Y to color layers three, four and five. For each layer, your strokes should be shorter than the last layer. This will help you create beautiful highlights. Keep doing this until you achieve the results you want.
Tools: Art-n-Fly Brush Pen black
We use the black brush pen to ink the boundary lines first. Then, follow the Step 4, we use the brush pen to add short ink strokes area by area. Keep your ink strokes confident and clean.
Tool:Art-n-Fly White gel pen
After finishing the inking part, if you want the hair to looks glossy, you can use the white gel pen to add highlights. It can make the drawing more vibrant and also helps to create more contrast and beauty in your art.
That's it. I hope you liked it and learned something new. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.