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’What is hair and how i can render it?’

I got this question and I really wanted to show on very simple examples how to render hair. Because it really is… simple! Following this guide you will be able to paint hair in few minutes.

This is called the ribbon technique.

It is used by many artists out there. I just wanted to show you a couple of examples. As you can see I picked Adam Hughes and J. C. Leyendecker. Look at it and see how they paint the hair. It doesn’t look like a mop. It looks more like big, overlapping shapes organized in some fashion.

Try to imagine a string of hair like a ribbon. Ribbon symbolize a large portion of hair. Don’t focus on every single hair string, instead of this imagine it as bigger shape. It will catch light in highest point and it will have core shadows.

Establish where light is hitting the hair and where it turns dark. Start with big shapes. big brushes to get the lights and volumes right. Then You can go into details and paint small brush strokes to add details like single hair strings.

I attached two examples. First is very simple where you can clearly see and understand the similarity between hair and ribbon. Second example is theory put into practice. But it’s basically doing the same things as shown in simple example.

Let me know what you think about this?

I based my knowledge on James Gurney blog (author of Dinotopia and Light and Color book)

And for the example I used Faestock (from deviantart) photo.

Commission OPEN for a very short time.

I will be taking four colour portraits over the next three days. So first come first serve as always. I am looking to warm up a bit before a large project so let me draw you! 

As always colour portraits are $25 and $10 for each additional subject - meaning person - in the drawing. 

At the end of the week, commissions will be closed for a long time due to a large project that I’m starting, so get a portrait while you can. 

group shot! they’re Drops because they were inspired by the Sailor Moon Drops game. :D

also a question: should I do Sunset in her first/second movie colors and outfit, or Sunset from Friendship Games+? I like both versions and I can’t decide. :( (I also need to figure out which SciTwi I wanna do but that’s assuming I have time for her.)

bonus:

I’M TRYING TO GET MY 25TH BIRTHDAY PARTY POPPING SO IM DOING COMMISSIONS. HELP A GIRL OUT! K thanks lol

I am taking commissions. Only 10 per week for the next 4 weeks. First come first serve for now!

Prices for a single subject:

Colour Portrait = $25

Colour Full Body = $30

Black and White Portrait Painting = $30

Line Drawing Full Body/Portrait = $15

* a $10 fee for each additional subject. (Meaning each person in drawing)

Feel free to message me here if you want a drawing done or for more information about pricing!

The portrait is a commission for @thandelyon

ps. do people even say popping anymore?