Drawing Realistic Hair With Pencil

Drawing Realistic Hair With Pencil Part Two-Cat Drawing

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Step 7

drawing realistic hair and fur with pencil tutorial

Here we will run the 4b progresso pencil over the nose area revealing the indented lines. On this step i also used the kneaded eraser to make some more hair clumps and added shadows under them. Its a process that you can experiment with to add more realism to the hair.

Step 8

drawing realistic hair and fur with pencil tutorial

drawing realistic hair and fur with pencilUse the color blender to blend the pencil that you put down around the nose. The sides of the nose should be darker because the light source is coming from the left side. The image on the left side shows the area between the nose and the cheek. You can also see the finer lines that were added using the needle. This is a great tool for adding much more realism and gives texture to the hair.

drawing realistic hair and fur with pencil

The little patch of white hair that is at the top will have the same flow of hair that the bottom has. Indent some lines going down in the same direction as the rest of the hair. Blend in the end of the patch to the rest of the hair, this will blend it in nicely to the rest of the hair. This area is right below the eye and is has white hair so it will not have that much graphite over it. These little details give a drawing much more realism and brings any pencil drawing to a whole new level. So far its coming along great.

Step 9

drawing realistic hair and fur with pencil tutorial

drawing realistic hair and fur with pencilHere we added some more shadows to the area of the nose. The image on the left shows a close up of how the nose looks on the final drawing. You can see how the hairs cast a shadow over the nose. The indented the lines go over the nose and all you have to do is run 4b progresso pencil across the top of the nose. This will outline the tips of the indented lines giving the illusion of shadow. You can also see the hair that are below the nose. you can get an idea of how this technique can also be used to illustrate the beginning of hair growth and the tip of hair.

Conclusion

drawing realistic hair and fur with pencil tutorial

I’m going to write a different tutorial on how to handle long hair so that is the reason why i didn’t describe the area at the bottom of the drawing. Its the same technique but with a couple of different tricks and tools.

From here on its all about adding and removing graphite to the drawing. With the kneaded eraser just keep removing pencil along some of the indented lines, this will make highlight. Once you have these you can outline the bottom of them to illustrate a shadow. Its all about experimenting. drawing realistic hair and fur with pencilAnother great trick that you can use is to divide existing lines into multiple lines. This will give the effect of more hair. Take the image on the left for instance. I’ve indented some lines and ran some pencil over it revealing the lines. drawing realistic hair and fur with pencilNow if i run through those lines with a mechical pencil it will split the line into two lines. Now if you shade around these lines you can multiply the number of hairs that are on the paper like the image on the right. Its a simple technique that can give your drawing much more realism. As you can see from this, all it takes is some creativity to come up with different ways to achieve the effect that you are looking for. Before you know it you will be fooling eyes. Next tutorial on hair will be on how to work with long hair and curly hair. Its something. This should give you an idea on how you can use this to work on adding a realistic touch a dog or cat drawing. The image of the tiger below was drawn using this technique and you can see what can be done with it. Well if you have any questions or need help with something, write a comment or contact me.

tiger pencil drawing



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