Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hair Studies


2/5/13 Diamine Chocolate Brown ink

Among the 10,000 challenging things about drawing people is hair. If you try to draw its shape, it can look like a helmet. And the way light reflects on its varying surfaces plays such an important role in showing its texture and volume.
 
Waiting at a Starbucks while my car got its oil changed, I found two “victims” with interesting hair to use as studies.

2/5/13 Caran d'Ache Grand Canyon ink, Hand Book Journal

5 comments:

  1. Sketching a head of hair is 'sketchy'. How it is sketched can make a difference in the subjects expression, mood and personality. It is a challenge and rewarding when the result turns out successfully.

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  2. Hair is difficulty...even in color. You put in just the right amount of lines for texture and enough highlights to make it "read" hair. I like the hair on that guy from the back...a bit of static electricity? lol

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  3. Thanks for your comments, Lois and Joan! I usually focus on the face when I draw people, but hair is an interesting challenge that I'm going to pay more attention to.

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