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« on: April 27, 2005, 12:46:50 pm »
what are some good techniques for drawing fur/hair?
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2005, 03:54:56 pm »
What kind of fur/hair? What art style (surreal, toonie, lineart, realism, etc.)?

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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2005, 05:34:37 pm »
Also very important: what are you going to use to draw the hair and fur with?
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2005, 08:47:39 pm »
ok real looking hair/fur and i use color pencils and regular mech pencels
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2005, 04:45:25 pm »
Alright, let's begin with hair. To get the basic shapes right, start with drawing the hairline on the skull, and let the hair flow from that. If it's long hair, you can divide it into large sections, each with its own highlights and shadows. Pick a light source, and try to imagine where the light and dark areas will end up.

SK did post a good tutorial that shows a few steps of doing hair as well.

Use a few different colors. For example, if you are drawing blonde hair, don't use only yellow, throw in some ochre and brown, use a touch of complementary color (purple or blue) for the deepest shadows. Leave the highlights white until the end, where you can burnish it with a white pencil to soften it up a bit. You can use the mech pencil to add some texture, but be careful not to make it too grey. If you keep your pencils sharp, this is probably not necessary.

The same goes for drawing fur, but instead of long flowing lines you make lots of short little lines that follow the direction of the fur. Don't blend the different colors here; simply use less lines of the darker color as you move from the shadow to the lit parts of the body. And of course you use more lines of the lighter tones where the light hits. To get rid of the white of the paper, start with a lightly colored even area (no fur texture just yet), and then keep layering the fur on top of that.

It's a bit hard to explain without actually being there to show you. '<img'> If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2005, 06:27:27 pm »
thx

i kind of did it a diffrent way

colored in mech pencil the colored white over that then i try to draw the fur on over that
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2005, 10:01:52 pm »
This is a really nice one for fur. It's time-intensive, but the end product is amazing.

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