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oliver lindenskov
Hey guys, I hope this is posted in the right place :I I have been working on this portrait for a bit now, and as I'm getting to the hair I am getting a bit confused. What do you guys do for hair? Any other feedback is very welcome :)) It's graphite and a few colored pencils on toned paper btw.
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Sketcher Ameya
I think it is really good but you need to shade little bit more darker.
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oliver lindenskov
Thanks! I will take that into consideration ☺️
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Gabriel Kahn
Wow! Nice work mate! :) Your rendering is pretty good, but your values are a bit lacking. Try to increase the contrast. Make the lightest lights even lighter and the darks even darker. It will do magic to your artworks :)
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Serena Marenco
Hi, actually for a sketch of this type the hair as you've done it isn't bad at all, you've suggested gesturing and volume succinctly and effectively. It's a good base to work on to define more details. However, unless you want to achieve a hyper realistic result, I would advise against concentrating too much on the hair or you'll risk getting what my drawing teacher used to call "hairdresser's posters" (I don't know if they're still in use, but when I was a little girl, in hairdressing salons there were always these posters with drawings in which every single lock was defined and polished). If you focus too much on the hair, you risk distracting attention from the face, so I suggest you take keep the rendering of the hair a little more simple than the rendering of the face. For this sketch I think the rendering of the hairs are good enough, it suggest them whitout steal the attention from the face :)
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oliver lindenskov
Thanks! 😁 I don't think I've ever seen those posters, but I could imagine what you mean. You make a good point :))
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pollypopcorn
Here's is Stan's tutorial on drawing hair https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHewz3JbKrQ. A few things to think about when drawing hair are to first focus on big value areas rather than individual hairs, remember the forms of the hair--both the big shape of the hair and head and of individual locks (for instance, curls are sometimes kind of like ribbons), and have areas with more texture and variation and others with less. You can also look at photographs and drawings people have done to see how they do hair.
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oliver lindenskov
Thanks, I'll go watch it :))
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