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 Hair Drawing Attempts - NEED OPINIONS!

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PostSubject: Hair Drawing Attempts - NEED OPINIONS!   Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:11 pm

I'm starting to practice some hair drawing and I need feedback on how I can improve. Please help.

I know my shapes aren't the best but.....

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PostSubject: Re: Hair Drawing Attempts - NEED OPINIONS!   Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:17 pm

They're good for first attempts! You've got great shading on the hairs, and I quite like the texture.

Like you said, I think you need to work on the shape some more. It currently looks a little blocky, so you should some flyaway strands to make it look like real hair.
Also add a few more strands on the hair, as the ones you have at the moment aren't very noticable.

Hope that helps
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PostSubject: Re: Hair Drawing Attempts - NEED OPINIONS!   Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:13 pm

Thanks Starling!
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PostSubject: Re: Hair Drawing Attempts - NEED OPINIONS!   Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:27 pm

I think starling is right, But I would sugges that you apply your hair in layers just to give the overlapping appearance and it looks as if your hair is not 2d. you should be able to see strands of hair that look as if they underneath the top layer etc. While I think you have the dodge and burn marks in the main correct places, You should probably apply it a lil more in other places.

I start with the darker clolor as the base and apply the lighter strands of hair above it.

I actually dont use the dodge and burn tool for hair , I just adjust my color palette when drawing the strands.
(Im not a huge fan of the shiney plastic look)
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PostSubject: Re: Hair Drawing Attempts - NEED OPINIONS!   Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:03 pm

Thanks Bliss!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hair Drawing Attempts - NEED OPINIONS!   Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:18 pm

I'm not an expert but I'd say more visible strands, as a few others have said.
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PostSubject: Re: Hair Drawing Attempts - NEED OPINIONS!   Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:29 am

I'm really bad at hair drawing but you need to work on the shape. I usually use references for my hair drawings and you can easily find hairstyles over google or in a hair magazine
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PostSubject: Re: Hair Drawing Attempts - NEED OPINIONS!   Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:58 pm

I tried Hair Drawing again today. It's a bit messy but, opinions?

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PostSubject: Re: Hair Drawing Attempts - NEED OPINIONS!   Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:40 am

Are you using hair brush tools? If not I would highly recommend
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PostSubject: Re: Hair Drawing Attempts - NEED OPINIONS!   Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:40 am

Nice! When I draw hair these are the basic steps i go through

1. Create a shape (I'm not very good at creating shapes so I google images and take e.g a celebritys hair to create the shape after - I trace the lines on my tablet)
2. When the shape is created, I take a hair brush created by Harry - you can get it here [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] ( scroll down) and just stroke hair texture onto the shape
3. I pick a lighter color and repeat step 2 and then an even lighter color and so on.
4. To add depth I pick quite a dark color and add it to places to create shadow and depth.
5. To add highlights I take quite a light color and apply it to where i think it's necessary. Then I take the smudge tool and smudge the color so that it would look good. If it came out too light, just adjust the opacity level.
6. To make the hair even more realistic take a very small brush and just add strands.

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PostSubject: Re: Hair Drawing Attempts - NEED OPINIONS!   Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:57 pm

Thanks Silver!

I am using Hair Brushes, it's just not working out lol
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PostSubject: Re: Hair Drawing Attempts - NEED OPINIONS!   Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:41 am

It's much better than the first one you did and it looks more realistic.
Next time add shadows/highlights to your hair. I'm not good at explaining how they work, but you can see hair tutorials which explains how highlights/shadows work.
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PostSubject: Re: Hair Drawing Attempts - NEED OPINIONS!   Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:52 pm

Thanks for your help!
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