How to Tempt a Female Face Branch C: Hair and Finishing Touch. In this step-by-step guide, we learn some basic guidelines that portrait, animation, comic, and anime artists worldwide have been using for years to draw realistic faces. These are not mandatory rules of the system, and each artist can adapt and reinterpret them according to their style. It can be constructive to put this guide into practice and keep in mind a complex task like the female face and Girl Drawing.
In this lesson, we will design a female face according to our imagination, and we will learn some basic tricks and techniques to make it realistic. We will start by building the shape of the head, then adding the features, and finally modifying and coloring the color a bit. I hope the lesson will inspire you and use this approach in the future.
This system is aimed mainly at newbies, but an experienced artist can also discover new things. I will also talk about the workflow of computer graphics tablets and the benefits of digital devices. You can also complete the lesson with pen and paper.
Hairline: Hopefully, you haven’t pulled out the little hair guide. If you have it, do not worry, we can place the hair observing the rest of the face.
Strand, like ears, is a science in itself, and they need their tutorial. But I resolve to specify myself to a few rules to describe it.
Let’s start with a sketch of the top and outer ends of the hairstyle. It is best to create it in a separate layer to hide the preliminary hair design easily. The parting line extends from the hairline support line – here just to the right of the center – in an upward swing as elegantly as possible. From the top, the hair falls on the ears on both sides. Depending on how wide the hairstyle should look, many side-by-side lines can also limit the hairstyle.
The Neck: Under the ears, the hair reappears and falls freely with several quick movements. On this occasion, we can also point out the channel.
As you style your hairline, you will see some curves, curls, or areas that you want to add. Do not reach into too many points yet.
Hair Direction: This step is not about slow and thin lines but comprehensive and fast hair. Of course, we do not design every hair, but we study the directions of hair loss in different places. Later we can define them with some apparent features. The hair grows in clumps, and within these fluffs rise and fall in similar (not cross) directions. I have created quite arbitrarily different tufts of hair and styling areas in the image. There are no limits to your imagination. Hair is always the fun part.
Finishing Hair Graphics: Once your hand gets used to the fast movements, lines, and curves of the hair strands, it is much easier to define a light hairstyle with a hairdryer. For the final hair design, it is recommended to use a separate layer again. Here we can focus on the pre-designed hairstyle and then, as already mentioned, hide it. If necessary, we can also erase very long hair and protrude on the face without erasing the beginning itself. It is worth experimenting with different line widths and degrees of coverage when styling the hairstyle. I highlighted the individual strings with a darker line in our photo, while the indicated subdivision lines are much more open and less visible within the rows. The most important thing when styling hair is still the line’s speed. And fortunately, in digital designs, any defective touches can be undone until they fit.
Optional Detail: Of course, the possibilities for detail are almost limitless. Here are some models that can be fun:
• Add another spot of light to the eye.
• Surface the lips with the identical style as the iris.
Bonus: A Little Color at the End: I hope you enjoyed it and received some helpful tips for your plans. Of course, you can not cover all aspects of a creative topic in one tutorial.
We will go into more detail and variations in future lessons, such as: How to draw a face from different angles, Faces of different ages, Hair – nose – ears in detail, Face color, Other components of the body, Hands – feet – body, and The mannish countenance, etc.
This tutorial is created to deliver a solid basis that any aspiring artist can build. As with any art form, the results depend on regular practice. If you do not like your first plans. You will improve with each painting.