Drawing The Hair And Ears

Drawing The Hair and Ears | How To Draw... Pencil Portraits- A Step By Step Drawing Tutorial In this part of the drawing tutorial we will be learning which pencil art techniques are best to use for drawing the hair and then sketching some ears on our subject.

In fairness, there are lot’s of different ways to draw hair, and some pencil artists who specialize in hyper-realism art are awesome at drawing hair because they have patience in abundance.

They craft every single hair into place one by one, and must spend days just adding the hair. It is incredibly awesome, and something I really wish I had the patience to learn.

But, I don’t! Instead, I add the shapes of the hair and give the texture and tones which still look realistic; just not hyper-realistic!

How To Draw Realistic Hair

For this you will need;

  • 2B Pencil
  • Blending Tool
  • Lead Dust
  • Putty Rubber

Drawing The Hair and Ears | How To Draw... Pencil Portraits- A Step By Step Drawing Tutorial 1.) Begin by using your pencil to outline the separate shapes of the hair.

Use your blending tool and lead dust to shade the areas in.

Keep referring to your photo, and taking it one square at a time.

 

 

 

Drawing The Hair and Ears | How To Draw... Pencil Portraits- A Step By Step Drawing Tutorial 2.) Use your pencil and blending tool to fill in the details and tones of the subject’s ears.

Study the shape of the ear carefully. Ears bend in all kinds of directions.

Use your putty rubber to add any highlights needed; usually on the top of the ear.

 

 

 

Drawing The Hair and Ears | How To Draw... Pencil Portraits- A Step By Step Drawing Tutorial 3.) Still using the putty rubber, add the highlights to the hair.

Roll the putty rubber into a fine point and add strands of hair to add texture.

 

 

 

 

 

For subject’s with long hair, the process is the same, and using the putty rubber to add highlighted strokes of hair is very effective.

 It will take longer, but just take your time and use the guidelines.

We will draw the neck and shoulders in the Step 8, and learn how to draw crease lines in clothing.

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