Stand by a mirror, get your blow dryer or a fan, and test it out. Observe how your hair is blowing. If you have short hair, ask a friend or family member to stand in.
Draw the basic outline of your hair. Pay attention to the guide marks you marked earlier. It is easier to start from the fringe/top of the forehead and work outwards, paying attention to the direction in which the hair falls.
Refine the hair using simple curves and strokes around the hair.
Think about what you want the hair to look like. Don’t be afraid to make it a little bit crazy. A lot of famous manga characters have quite absurd and impossible-looking hairstyles. There are a few basic things you’ll need to decide: Where the parting will go.
Whether the character will have bangs or a fringe or not. How long the characters hair will be. If the hair style matches the character’s personality. Whether the character be wearing a headband, hat, forehead protector or any other accessories which will alter the appearance of the hair.
Why do I need to make the hair go to the side to make it look like it’s blowing? Is there another way?
Start from the top left of the head and draw spikes in all directions, with some bent. Use these spikes as guides. The hair will be too straight, but don’t worry. Now draw over the straight hair; this time, make uneven proportions – some small and some big.
Draw a sketch for a woman’s head to provide framework for the hair.
You could use the shadow of the hair to fall over the eyes giving it a gloomy look. Spiked hair can look evil sometimes. Slicked, oily hair can give the impression of being greasy in character as well as in hair.
Check out cartoon character and movie villains for an idea of what might work.
Try simple strokes; don’t spend too much time trying to make one piece of hair look good. Take your time and visualize. Once you’ve got a process down, you can start speeding up but do not try to do that until you’ve got a style that you are proud of.
Even if you’re drawing realistic manga, use your imagination! The hair is often what separates one manga character from another. Don’t get frustrated. What are erasers for anyway, eh? Be yourself! Who cares what people think about your drawing if you like it? That’s all that matters, and you never know; one day your manga drawing could be the most famous in the world! Start with light sketches and erase what you have to without making it look sloppy.
Don’t be afraid to erase one part of the drawing if you’re not satisfied. Consider drawing in stages: draw to a point that you think looks good, make a copy (or copies) and print it. This will help to give you more options in terms of exploring the possibilities, for example, deciding whether to include facial hair, or deciding hair colour.
Your back-up copies will prevent you from having to start over. Be patient. Good drawings aren’t drawn in a jiffy. Sometimes, it takes an hour or so to finish one complete person. Ensure your pencil is sharp.
Manga prides itself on clean, crisp images, and a blunt pencil will make your piece look shabby. Make the hair shine in a way you feel comfortable to draw, and don’t be afraid to add in some ‘strange’ accessories whenever you want! Start with simple, spiked hair, with a few points.
Just let your pencil draw lines on the paper. Don’t think too hard about it. Be liberal with your construction lines. They help greatly in visualizing your finished piece. Shine isn’t always needed if you’re making a character with light colored hair.
Try making the hair like broom hair, or try copying real life hair-like items. Avoid making hair too spiky.
Use a pointed pencil to get lighter strokes on the hair to get more details.
It is not exactly necessary, but solely drawing hair floating in the air is an image which is rarely drawn. Even for the purpose of practicing how to draw hair you should draw it with head so you get a feeling how hair, face, eyes and so on work together, so that your “real” drawings have a realistic and good looking outcome.
You can make it flow to either side, or you can make your character upside down, and make it flow above the head.
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Imagine a long hair style you want and to which direction the hair strands flow. Try drawing simple long slanted and curved lines of the hairstyle you want.
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Use a dark marker on the outlines of the hair you have drawn and erase all unnecessary lines and curves from your outline.
Draw the hair using rounded curves which extend along the framework to the neck.
If it is a boy you make the features sharper, with a more rounded chin, and if it’s a girl you make the features soft and rounded, commonly with a more pointed chin. If your girl has man-like features, then it is probably not drawn right.
Don’t worry, though, mistakes help you learn. Art is basically trial and error until you find your style.
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Colored pencils, crayons, markers, watercolors, felt tip pen or Copic pens.
Colour/Shade your hair. Regardless of whether you’ve chosen to work in colour or not, shading/colouring your hair follows the same techniques. Manga hair is always shiny and pronounced. Decide upon the direction of light before you start.
If the light is shining from the left, your character’s hair should be lighter on the left than the right. If the light is coming from the front, frontal hair pieces such as the fringe and sideburns should be a lighter colour than the hair around the back of the neck.
Start with a ‘base’ colour, and add lighter and darker shades to areas affected by light.
It’s just where the hair starts. If you’re drawing a character with bangs, where their hairline is not seen, you don’t necessarily have to draw it – but it could help you get a clearer idea of the proportions of their face if you draw it and then erase it.
Draw the head for your manga character. You’ll need a basic frame to work on. Don’t concern yourself too much on facial features, only on the shape of the head. Remember manga heads change depending on gender, females generally have rounder, smaller, less-angular faces than males.
Draw the type of hairline you want for your female character.
Draw the hair using simple curves or strokes which extend reaching the shoulders.
Manga hair can often be tricky to get looking right. There are many different styles, each with their own individual techniques. However, with a basic understanding of how manga hair ought to be drawn and look like, you can adapt your abilities to suit any type of hairstyle. Perhaps the most attractive feature of drawing manga hair is that it can be as simple or as complex as you’d like, and still compliment your character either way. As in real life, the different types of hairstyles in Manga are too numerous for one article. This article will teach you how to draw simple hair for a male character, showing you the basic techniques used. As your talent and knowledge progresses, you can try the more complex, striking hairstyles which Manga is famous for.
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Draw guidelines for this, like a cross on the head, bent in the direction your person/character is facing. Let these be your guidelines, so when you draw the hair, the draw the eyes, etc., all of it will look even.
How can I learn to draw hair blowing in the wind and a girl crying?
Add more detailed lines to the initial style you envisioned to make the hair more realistic.
Trace with a pen and erase unnecessary lines. Add details for the face.
This tutorial will show you how to draw male and female anime hair. Anime hair is what makes anime heroes unique and beautiful – as with real humans, it’s the crowning beauty. Let’s begin!
Changing from one type to another would be quite difficult because of the sharp lines that make anime so distinctive. It would be best to erase the spiky hair and then start over with curly hair.
Here are some examples of the most commonly used anime hairstyles for male characters.
Draw the hair going backwards, and the girl’s tears could also blow in the wind.
You can have your hair flow however you want. Look at anime/manga characters for reference.
Use a mirror and study your hair in a bright light. See where the shine is on your hair. Try emulating that in your art.
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Draw the details for the hair using short straight lines and also curve lines.
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It’s your choice what you want the hair to look like, there is no right or wrong. One thing you might want to look out for is not making the hair too flat, try to emulate human hair. Human hair has volume.
Once you have drawn your desired hairstyle, you can now add more details to your drawing like the eyes, etc.
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Complete the rest of your character’s face. A Manga character’s hair is what gives it its personality; in fact, most Manga characters will look the same if their hair is taken away. Consider this when deciding on facial features and expressions.
Colour and shade the face, and refine the hair. Once you are happy with your character, go over any outlines and prominent features and shadows with a black-ink pen. This process is known as inking and features heavily in Manga drawing.
Inking strengthens lines and hides pencil-work, while making your image stand out and giving your character its final touch-up.
Draw a sketch for a man’s head to provide framework for the hair.
How do you know if the hair is flowing the right way? Sometimes when I draw the hair, it looks like it blows one way, but then other strands are blowing the other way.
Detail and shape your hair. Manga hair is composed of many strands, or ‘clumps’. Hair is made more complex by adding more clumps, or by breaking down larger clumps into smaller ones. Remember to pay attention to the direction of the hair.
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Imagine what type of hair style you want and to which direction the hair strands flow. Try drawing simple chunks of the hairstyle you want.
Using your imagination, picture out a simple outline of short and spikey hair. You can draw zigzag lines along the head, or pointed angles for your hair.
The first rule of anime drawing is that the hair is always right above the eyes. Aside from that, anime drawings are fairly life-like, so try observing yourself in the mirror, and you will know where to position the hair.
Mark the hair outline on your character’s head. Traditionally, the distance from the forehead to the top of the head should be equal to the distance from the top of the head to the top of the hairstyle.
Additionally, the same distance should be applied to the sides of the head to determine the distance from the side of the head to the side of the hairstyle. This is just a guideline and can be altered once the hair is drawn to suit your tastes.
Draw an outline of the head using a pencil, this will only serve as your guide in drawing the hair.
Check out these articles on how to Draw an Anime Cat Girl and how to Draw Cat Girls.
Using your imagination, picture out the hairstyle you want. For most female characters, the hair is usually longer.
Here are some examples of the most commonly used anime hairstyles for female characters.
Draw an outline of the head using a pencil, this will serve as your guide in drawing the hair.
Draw a boy. Draw cat ears sticking out of the head. Draw a cat tail sticking out of the lower back/butt area.
Create 4 points on the head where the main points of hair will be and sketch lightly trying out different ideas until you find the right design. But you can make the hair however you want — it’s your drawing!
If you want the hair to look stereotypically “girly,” make it long and flowing.