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


  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.

  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

  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.

  4. Both of these are well done


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