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nukunuku 2004-05-30 03:25

How to draw anime hair?
i cant find any webpage or any manga drawing book that tells you how to draw anime hair. how do you draw anime hair? when i try i cant get it exactly the way i wanted it to look. there is a secret but the people who really know how to draw wont tell you. i learned the secret to legs and now i need to know how to draw hair. ive studied many manga and even hentai(cuz its easier to find online its everywhere) art but cant get it exactly. does anyone know any websites that explain it. ive heard all about gravity and making braids and all thats not what i wanna know. if u look at american comics and japanese manga you can see a difference. i just wanna know how to draw in general. so anyone know any websites that tell you how or cna post some good reference material? dont say any mean things im just searching for answers that i cant find.

gizmo 2004-05-30 18:44

I've got one that has pretty good hair, here:

I've done this one with a sharp and hard pencil (H2) and scratched lines, many lines and together they form the hair.

mah_damey 2004-05-30 18:54

um.. use quick strokes instead of pressing down on it... dont make it like.. thick.. you know?.. like.. make it light n quik.. thats all i can say.

nukunuku 2004-05-30 22:23

thanks for the help but thats not what i was asking for, nice picture though, very spiffy.

anime_luver 2004-05-31 00:12

asking for sites, right? got some.
no particular order, but some of them kinda suck: (navigate to tutorials, then hair) (popup annoyance) (

hope that helps...i suck at drawing :heh: ,so no advice!

Kyuven 2004-05-31 00:13

anime hair has shape, but at the same time it's wispy, so draw quick, thin lines to form a shape (don't sketch out the shape first or you'll get a blocky look.
Hair is a lot about your own imagination, and it's the only thing i'm good at ;_; probably because of the lack of distinct shape...
of course, using my method, long hair can be kind of simple, but short hair can be a bit more complicated (since short hair/guys hair tends to have a lot more shape to it)
of course, you don't have to listen to me...the only things i can draw are eyes and hair (PERIOD, not just anime/manga style)

nukunuku 2004-05-31 19:50

hmmmm. interesting...maybe if i could post some of my art it would help, but im poor and dont have a scanner >_< so i'll use paint and form some crap until i can find a scanner.(how do i post pictures?)

Demon_Spawn67 2004-06-01 01:13

i just ussua;;y draw a line like teh spin of eth hair tehn i make my strabnds follow taht in a shape... once i get my scanner working i will post..

nukunuku 2004-06-01 01:21

how do i post a picture? theres this post picture button next to the font thing and it brings up this thing where you type in a link...what am i suppose to put? i wanna post a picture.

gizmo 2004-06-01 09:31

you first need a host to upload the picture to, for example Lycos. Then you can post the adres in your post, and it wil link the picture from the host to this site.

nukunuku 2004-06-01 21:53

oh i need a website? well i guess i cant show my art but whatever ill try and figure it out on my own. :)

Demon_Spawn67 2004-06-02 13:03

naw dude just sign up with a free site liek or ((though i say go with DA its better uploadit gave me a pain...))

gizmo 2004-06-02 14:10

not a website, a HOST. webspace to upload your pics to. But Deviantart is a Host that can host your pics to HIS website, quite usefull too!

nukunuku 2004-06-02 23:20

me gonna try!

project_00 2004-06-03 00:21


Originally Posted by gizmo
I've got one that has pretty good hair, here:

I've done this one with a sharp and hard pencil (H2) and scratched lines, many lines and together they form the hair.

I don't think that is pretty good hair, to be honest.

123Hamster 2004-06-03 01:44

well I don't think I am one of the people who "really knows how to draw" as I hold no secret to drawing hair :P...... but I can tell you the very least that anime doesn't have one type or style of hair. You have to be able to tell the difference between the styles and figure out which one of them you want to learn first. You would also need to draw hair with one stroke.

Project 00: wow :O

get_a_life 2004-06-07 03:39

dude what are you doing? just copy your favorite characters or artist's style. theres no shame in copying. just dont post up copied works. after while when you dont use them as references, you'll develop a natural feel for hair. yeah. thats the best way bc you develop your own style and method rather than reading a freaking tutorial. tutorials are for n00bs. just kidding. they help alot but i highly suggest you just experiment with copying and then mix and matching. eventually you'll memorize hair styles and wont have to develop "a secret technique." hair drawing no jutsu... *rolls eyes*

i hope that helped.

if you like hair styles, check out <b>Range Murata</b>. he's the man. oh okay and <b>Taka Tony</b>. may be <b>Oh! Great</b> too.

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