Drawing The Hair And Ears
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
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.
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.
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.