manga Drawing Tutorial

How To Draw Anime Hair

My fist tutorial, hope it helps you! It shows you how to draw anime hair. Please come and rate my drawings!

Tutorial category: manga  
Tutorial type:
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Submitted by:
haruhi_suzumiya
Tools used: Any Drawing Tool

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Step 1

Use thin, quick strokes to create a frame around the face.

 

Step 2

Now, it's time to round off the top of the head. This is kind of hard--sometimes, it will just look right. Think of it as an extension to the egg-shape.

 

 

Step 3

Bring down the hair. Don't just draw it in straight lines because it will look too stiff. Use long quick strokes to create some locks of hair. But don't draw too many or it will look too busy.

 

Step 4

SPIKE IT!!
Spikey hair is always exciting. It tends to defy gravity and is always standing up on its own. Here's how to work on the gravity-defying spikey anime hair.

 

Step 5

When spiking hair, the bangs don't fall around the face in a frame. Instead, they are uplifted, so you could see the hairline and forehead more clearly defined. Use short, quick dashes and zig-zags to create a hairline.

 

 

Step 6

Although you could round off the top and back of the head and leave spikes in the front, try to be creative. Sketch out where you would round off the top and back of head, and from there, extend quick strokes. They don't have to connect at the ends, but just enough to define the spike.



VARIATIONS
Try to experiment with the hairstyles that you've learned. For example, instead of spiking the hair up, how about making it fluffy? You can come up with other hairstyles by varying the way you use the techniques.

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