Realistic Pencil Portrait Mastery Home Study Course

Lesson #5 How To Draw Realistic Hair Like A Master
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I often hear my students say that they hate drawing the hair part when it comes to portrait drawing. I love drawing hair and making my pencil portrait drawing look realistic. One of the most important key to draw hair is to observe the tone and see how the hair flows. The techniques that you are going to learn are the faster and easier ways of drawing hair with a realistic effect Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.com All Rights Reserved 1

Tools used: • 2H wood cased pencil • 5B wood cased pencil • Facial tissue, q-tip/ear bud • Kneaded eraser If you find it difficult to learn from this lesson, I suggest you to go through the 12-Weeks Pencil Portrait Mastery Exercises. Start by drawing the outline of the hair and face with 2B pencil.

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Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.Then. draw the outline for some obvious parts of the hair.com All Rights Reserved 3 .

It is alright if the tone that you draw at this point isn’t even because we will blend it later. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery. You don’t have to press it hard with 5B pencil. focus on the top left area as shown below: Start by drawing the hair with a blunt 5B pencil. For now.We will start by drawing the left side of the hair first. A blunt 5B pencil will help to speed up the process.com All Rights Reserved 4 .

com All Rights Reserved 5 .Continue drawing by starting from the bottom part of the area. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.

blend the entire area with tissue.com All Rights Reserved 6 . Draw some obvious darker areas by pressing harder with blunt 5B pencil. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.Next.

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After that. Draw mid tone on the upper part with 5B pencil.com All Rights Reserved 8 . we will be focusing on drawing the bangs. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery. For now. blend the entire area with tissue again.

) Sharp 5B pencil strokes 3.) Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery. 1. (Look at the pictures from left to right.) Blunt 5B pencil strokes 2.com All Rights Reserved 9 . There are some strokes that are darker. press on them harder from the root of the hair and pull it to the tip.) Blunt + Sharp 5B pencil strokes Continue drawing the lower part with strokes by using blunt and sharp 5B pencils. draw some strokes again with sharp 5B pencil.Draw some strokes with blunt 5B pencil starting from the root of the hair and pull it to the tip. The length of the strokes shouldn’t be the same. Then.

com All Rights Reserved 10 .Observe the reference picture and see which area of it should be darker and draw it harder with blunt 5B pencil. You don’t have to replicate the reference picture exactly. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery. just some obvious darker areas will do.

draw strokes with blunt 5B pencil and press lightly because the lower part is lighter. For the lower part. The thin arrows are the strokes drawn with sharp 5B pencil and the thick arrows are the strokes drawn with blunt 5B pencil. Use blunt 5B pencil to draw some obvious darker areas on top of the hair. draw strokes with sharp 5B pencil from the upper part.com All Rights Reserved 11 .Once you’ve finished drawing the bangs. move on to draw the top of the hair. Follow the direction of the arrows to draw. Next. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.

Observe the reference picture and see which area of it should be darker and darken with blunt 5B pencil.com All Rights Reserved 12 . Keep in mind that you don’t have to follow the reference picture exactly. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery. just some obvious darker areas will do.

your drawing should look like this now.Once you’ve finished drawing the top left area of the hair.com All Rights Reserved 13 . Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.

Continue drawing the lower part of the hair with blunt 5B pencil. it is alright if the tone isn’t even.com All Rights Reserved 14 . Ignore the earring and continue draw. Again. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.

blend the entire area with tissue.com All Rights Reserved 15 .After that. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.

Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.com All Rights Reserved 16 .Draw some obvious darker areas by pressing harder with blunt 5B pencil.

com All Rights Reserved 17 . Use sharp and blunt 5B pencils to draw the hair on the left (The same method of drawing strokes as on page 9. Start to draw mid tone from top to bottom with blunt 5B pencil. Draw from A to B (Blunt 5B pencil) Draw from A to B (Sharp 5B pencil) Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery. blend the entire area with tissue softly.Then.

Continue drawing mid tone for the hair and strokes on the left. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.com All Rights Reserved 18 .

com All Rights Reserved 19 . The length. Then. and placement of the strokes can be random but must follow the direction of hair flow. darkness. Draw some strokes in it with sharp 5B pencil. observe which area should be darker and darken it with blunt 5B pencil.Continue drawing until the bottom.. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.

Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery. The strokes can be random as well.com All Rights Reserved 20 . Draw some strokes for flyaway hairs on the left side with sharp 2H pencil.Here’s a simple way for making your hair drawing more realistic.

com All Rights Reserved 21 . your hair drawing should look like this now. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.After drawing the left area of the hair.

com All Rights Reserved 22 . Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.Then. we will move on to draw the right side of the hair. Start by drawing the hair in front with blunt 5B pencil.

Then. Start drawing strokes with sharp and blunt 5B pencils. observe which area should be darker and darken them by pressing harder.com All Rights Reserved 23 . draw mid tone by pressing harder with 5B pencil. Thereafter.Blend the entire area with tissue and draw obvious darker areas first. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.

Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.Your hair drawing should look like this now.com All Rights Reserved 24 .

Next. use blunt 5B pencil to draw the area on the right. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.com All Rights Reserved 25 .

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Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.com All Rights Reserved 27 .Blend the entire area with tissue.

com All Rights Reserved 28 . Start to draw mid tone on upper part of the area. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery. draw some obvious darker areas with blunt and sharp 5B pencils.Then.

Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.Don’t worry about the details first.com All Rights Reserved 29 . After drawing mid tone until the bottom. start to draw some strokes with sharp and blunt 5B pencils on the upper parts. Draw mid tone with blunt 5B pencil from top to bottom.

com All Rights Reserved 30 . Make sure the strokes are random but follow the direction of hair.Draw some strokes on the middle part as well. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery. Continue drawing it to the lower part.

After you’ve finished drawing this area. draw the hair part beside with blunt 5B pencil. blend it with tissue.Then. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.com All Rights Reserved 31 .

draw some obvious darker areas with blunt 5B pencil after blending with tissue.com All Rights Reserved 32 . Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery. Continue by drawing mid tone. Start to draw strokes with sharp and blunt 5B pencils from top to bottom.Again.

com All Rights Reserved 33 . Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.For the red circled area as shown below. We will also draw the shadow underneath later. we will use kneaded eraser to draw highlights but not now.

your drawing should look like this.Right now.com All Rights Reserved 34 . Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.

Then. blend the entire area with tissue.com All Rights Reserved 35 . Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.Now. use blunt 5B pencil to draw this area.

com All Rights Reserved 36 .Draw the shadow underneath with blunt 5B pencil as well. draw mid tone on the area. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery. draw some strokes with sharp and blunt 5B pencils from the top to bottom. After drawing the mid tone. Then.

Draw the area around it to make it stand out more. use a kneaded eraser to erase the area as shown in the red circle.Next. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery. Erase it like how you draw the strokes.com All Rights Reserved 37 .

com All Rights Reserved 38 . You might want to blend it with q-tip/cotton bud as the area is quite small. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery. Draw the darker areas and mid tone with blunt 5B pencil. draw on some strokes. Then.Draw the next area beside with blunt 5B pencil.

com All Rights Reserved 39 .Your drawing should look like this now. There’s only one last area left to finish the hair drawing. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.

com All Rights Reserved 40 . draw obvious darker areas and mid tone with blunt 5B pencil. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery. Then.Draw the area below with blunt 5B pencil and blend the entire area with tissue.

draw strokes with sharp and blunt 5B pencils from the top to bottom.com All Rights Reserved 41 .After that. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.

use 2H pencil to darken them.com All Rights Reserved 42 .Then. draw some fly away hairs on the right with 2H pencil. draw another stroke underneath as shown below. Then. This will make it look more natural. They aren’t completely white so after you erase them. Draw some fly away hairs on the top of the hair as well. Then. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery. use kneaded eraser to erase fly away hairs like how you draw the strokes.

Draw stroke underneath Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery.com All Rights Reserved 43 .Use kneaded eraser to erase.

The final step will be looking at the reference picture and observe which area should be darker and add on it. Congratulations for completing the realistic hair drawing! Don’t worry if the first time doesn’t come out right.Your final realistic hair drawing should look like this now. Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery. keep practicing and you will see amazing results very quickly.com All Rights Reserved 44 .

the more you will understand each steps and it will become much easier and faster eventually. This is not the only method to draw hair so don’t just rely on this and you could probably find a method that suits you better. ☺ Copyright © PencilPortraitMastery. learn the techniques from every steps that you draw and apply them to other hair drawings.com All Rights Reserved 45 . The more you draw.Don’t just copy the steps.

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