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SO, I was praticing on drawing hair, but it didn't turn out the way i wished it. -.-" Can you give me any good tips on drawing realistic hair? Thanks!

Materials: HB, 4H, 9H, 6B pencils, blender


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ESQFineArts Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amusing work...=]
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mangafox23 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huh? How's it amusing? :?
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ESQFineArts Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
In the way that I like the style?...lol
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mangafox23 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D thanks
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ESQFineArts Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
My pleasure...
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sageinventor Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I enjoy the hair! Dont hate.
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mangafox23 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!!
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GilgaPhoenixIgnis Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
I think even if could be more realistic, they're still really detailled and well drawn.Otherwise I really like how you handle contrast and the facial expression.
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mangafox23 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!!
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GilgaPhoenixIgnis Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
You're welcome.
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PittyPepper Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
This beautiful art is featured here: [link]
It means that it's in Top10 most blissful arts this Week. :iconblissful-art:
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zahara017 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow! this is so. B-E-A-utiful!
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mangafox23 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! ^^
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zahara017 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
welcome! :D
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Very nice details! Congratulations!
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mangafox23 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much!
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Anngelik Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Instead of trying to do individual strands with the pencil try to do strands with the eraser. Using the highlights the eraser will create to show depth. Take a look at my gallery for examples of the technique.
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mangafox23 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the advice!
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TheAmatuer41 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
SO...Beautiful...
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mangafox23 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! :D
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TheAmatuer41 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
your welcome!!!:)))
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SSAfroPat Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good work!
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mangafox23 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! ^^
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SSAfroPat Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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Canadaphile Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
When drawing hair, it's really a matter of shapes rather than lines. If you're going for photorealism, which is more what you're doing here. Focus on the general shape of the hair and then the shapes inside it, building them on top of one another and layering them.

It makes sense in my head.

You've got the right idea here lighting-wise,but each strand of hair doesn't need attention, I guess is the nutshell version.

=^..^=~
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mangafox23 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, thank you for the helpful advice! :)
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Canadaphile Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
You're welcome. I hope it makes sense. orz
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Amoru Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I think your shading in the face is really good and so are the shapes in the hair. I just think you lose a lot of depth because you made all of the hair one shade. A good thing to do is to block out any areas you intend to have bright highlights. Or any highlight for that matter. You will always be able to go in and make certain things darker but it is a lot more difficult to try and bring the white of the paper back again.
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mangafox23 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very true. :nod: Thanks for the advice! Drawing hair realistically has always been a problem for me. I've got the face down and then when I start on the hair, it drives me nuts! Not to mention all the hours I spend on it, trying (but failing) to make it look real.
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SchwarzenEulen Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the hair looks really good!

But I'll tell you something that you can try if you want to. Something that I've done a couple of times when I actually draw people ^^;
First, draw lines in the shape you want your hair to look (in the instance of drawing in black and white, the amount of pencil strokes you use to fill in the shape of the hair will greatly affect how the "color" of the hair will turn out. For example, if wanted blond hair you'd use less lines and leave more of the white background of the paper)
Then, use your finger or smudge stick, if you have one, and smudge the hair...area.
After that, draw the flow of the hair again.
Then, you smudge, draw the lines, smudge again, etc. until you're satisfied. Also, smudge harder in areas where the shadows lay. If you have to, take your pencil and color in those areas a little darker, and rub it. This is pretty much the main color and the shadows of the hair. Then take a small eraser and erase to create the "highlights" of the hair (basically where the light source is hitting) and gently draw and smudge (VERY gently)
I'm gonna be a little critic here and say that if you added more tiny highlights the left side of her bangs and maybe near the bottom to really emphasis depth and give the impression her hair is more smooth and shiny. That's just my opinion, her hair still looks really good anyways.

I hope this has helped.
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mangafox23 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much for this helpful advice! I'll definitely keep it in mind.
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SchwarzenEulen Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okie dokie :la:
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stoopsolo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Like it, I think the hair is good.
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mangafox23 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks so much!! :D
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Willie51 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice job.
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mangafox23 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thx! :squee:
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Willie51 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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Dashing-Tophat Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
This is beautiful!!
I really like the black and white c:
And I think the hair looks fine <33
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mangafox23 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! I'm trying to draw hair faster (and more realistic) and I'm trying different ways of drawing hair as the way I draw it now take way to much time!
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Dashing-Tophat Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Ohh I see c:
Well nonetheless I like it!

Your very welcome <3
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