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Drawing Anime Hair by moni158 Drawing Anime Hair by moni158
A little more in depth on the shading and how to draw the hair itself >.<

Tips. (this is how i do it)


Hair falls over the shape of the head and generally goes in the same direction, so a helpful tip is to draw the hair coming from a point. (check bottom pictures ) The point can depend on were the parting of the hair is, but it usually goes at the top of the head. You can use a separate one for the fringe.

Remember to apply gravity (for straight or more realistic hair). The hair will drape over the top of the head and where it comes off the back, it will hang.

Different hair types will act differently, In anime/manga alot of the hair seems to defy gravity, so to keep it looking like hair remember to still make it follow the contours of the head.

For the shading just use common sense, shade where the light hits the hair, and shadow where the hair lies against skin or underneath bangs, behind the neck ...etc. Best to look at real hair since it will show the shape of the head best >.<

Male and female hair are exactly the same, they just generally have different hair styles.


Hair colours

hands

eyes

lips
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brachiotoxic Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  New member
thanks!!
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jellycenter Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Omgee, thanks!
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Fyre-Flies Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have one where you don't use the same face for female and male?
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sugomon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If you want, I'd love to see how you, personally, draw girls and boys! (Like a side by side thing to show the differences.) Love your tutorials.
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MichaelWolfHeart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you draw the guys hair from the front?
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Sandaloveyou Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
THE BOY LOOK LIKE Gaara from Naruto
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RubyP Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
xD i just raided your tutorial folder, would it be possible for you to do another hair one?
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NightmareCupcake Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome, thanks for sharing ^^
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BulletsForBlue Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
All of your tutorials are awesome! Thank you
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