A lot of people have been asking me how to draw hair, realistic hair and especially braids.
Well, for you girls and boys – in this drawing lesson we are going to learn how to draw realistic braids! (=
I think there is something in the challenge of drawing braids, that attract aspiring artists to it more than other “simple” hair styles.
P.S. notice how I am a little sick! I partied too hard on our independence day here in Israel, and slightly blew my voice =P So you’ll have to forgive me for that.
Okay, first – watch the videos on how to draw realistic braids! (=
Now part 2:
After you watched these, you might want to read on for MY key tips on this topic…
Key tips on how to draw realistic braids
#1 – Contrast!
In realistic drawings, one of the key elements is good use of contrast.
If the dark areas in reality are black, you want to get them as pitch black in your drawing.
If the highlights are perfect white, don’t settle for paper-white. Use a gouache to get a perfect white. If the… you get the point (=
I’m nowhere near master in realism drawing just yet, but these are some of my experiences.
#2 – Be the man with the plan (or the woman with the plan…)
Draw some guidelines that’ll help you later on.
This is especially important when drawing braids, as the hair will be divided in a certain way.
You want to understand the natural direction in which the hair flows, as well as the way it’s divided / sectioned, according to the specific hairstyle being worn.
#3 – Hairs and strands!
Now comes the grueling part of actually drawing the single strands of hair.
Remember – there is a direct correlation between this step, and the final result. If you’ll put in the time and effort on each single strand – it will show!
I personally still have a hard time really taking my time and focusing on the tiny details WHILE FILMING AND TALKING ^_^
This is something I’ll have to get over haha…
And I think that wraps it up. Let me know if you have any questions or comments!
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