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The Real Anime Hair Tutorial by josephmlee The Real Anime Hair Tutorial by josephmlee
For real this time. Hahahaha. =3 Coloring hair is up next!

Also, I had no idea what category to put this in, since I don't use any of the programs they had listed. Or I am so brain dead right now I missed CP8. However, this is a technique, not a program tutorial, soooo...... yeah. Help, if I did it wrong?

I suppose I should also point out, since I get tons of hits on this pic, that if you want some examples of this style of hair, you can always check out my gallery..... :3
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funnzy1160 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was wondering, what anime is Sallas from? The guy you used as an example in the tut. XD
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josephmlee Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he's a character from a book I wrote :)
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funnzy1160 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, okay. What's the title of the book? :3
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josephmlee Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's called Echoes of Thunder - currently a WIP! Not sure when I will send it to my agent for review, but the art still gets quite a lot of love :D
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funnzy1160 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'll definitely look into it :iconsuperw00tplz:
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blaskmin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this, it helped a lot ^^
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whateverizm Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Finally, the tutorial on how to draw the hairlines. Thanks :D.

*can't wait for the coloring tutorial*
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josephmlee Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome! the coloring tutorial is here:

[link]


enjoy :)
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whateverizm Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
wow, thanks! :D
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AntonyC Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Splendid stuff!
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xswordsmen Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
Really good tutorial when reading it.. but when I try to use it I get stuck... The point with me is: where to put the lines for the hair? :S

Got anymore tips for that? :O
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josephmlee Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would say the best advice for learning is drawing from example. Find an artist whose work you really like, and practice imitating their style! Eventually, if you practice enough, you will begin to get a knack for it. :)
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xswordsmen Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Yes, immitating is the first thing I have done to get into drawing some things.. But hair lines are way harder to imitate then other things..
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XVthVictim Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
There is a name for that "Sprout 'o hair", but i forgot what it was T_T
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josephmlee Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cowlick, i believe :3
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XVthVictim Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Well, I actually found out its called an Ahoge.
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josephmlee Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hrrrmmmm, i believe an ahoge is an actual single lock of poking out hair... like ed elric or these:

[link]

not exactly what i was referring to, but similar nonetheless.
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XVthVictim Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Oh yeah, well then i have no idea what its called
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Bethzles Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
Hair bud?
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XVthVictim Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Maybe
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XAnimeCrazy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
XDDD Your sense of humor is awesome XD
Awesome tutorial too!
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Animefreak1212 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
this is an amazing tutorial, im having such trouble with this...thanks so much :heart:
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ChikaneHokage Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
HAHAHAHA Your SO Hillarious You have a great sense of humor I have 2 say the fake on just now with the shampoo and now the
'If you don't know how to create new layers, please consult your program's help file. If you don't know how to operate a pencil, please consult your elementary school curriculum'. :pointandlaugh::laughing:

Anywho good Tut!
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i-love-chi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
I :heart: yur icon ;P
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Riku-Lover29 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007   Filmographer
ah, cool!
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watdauwant Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
lol an easy way of drawing hair!
lov it
^^
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Nightcat06 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007  Student Filmographer
Weeeeeeee! :+fav:
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bladetri Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
like the tutorial really helped.
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Mukino Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006
YAY! Wispy hair! :D

This was monumentously helpful; I love the wispy-hair effect (my hair either looks like block-ness anime style or strand-by-strand shoujo style ^^;).
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sailormercury100 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great thanks .. this is very helpful Blush
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duckiness Featured By Owner May 27, 2005
You did it after all o_o... I worship you even more now, because you showed us how to do something I thought couldn't be teached!~

This is really gorgeous, really. I love the way you draw hair, the way you just simply draw. Show me how to draw now!...... No, joke :3. I just have to ask you something; how do you do the clean lines? I mean, it this done in a natural flow, OR in little lines, like passed over and over again, then erased to make it look smooth?
Because I'm having real troubles with smooth 'n' soft 'n' clean outline. Which I deeply suck at.

*sends you some love and support* :heart: Very interesting tutorial, as I mentionned earlier :3 *purr*
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josephmlee Featured By Owner May 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I struggled with the lines for a long time too... there are a couple things that have helped me...

1 - Drawing with pen constantly and learning how to guide your lines where you want them. Sketching with pencil, in a lot of ways, gives you too much ability to erase and fix; if you force yourself to draw with pen (I like sharpies) you can gain a lot of confidence with lines.

2 - On a computerly technical level, I found that a huge part of getting lines I liked was creating my own pen instead of defaulting to Painter's pens. Also, of course, finding a tablet and a painting program that fits well is a must.

As a general rule I tend to sketch lightly and then reinforce the lines I like and erase the rest, leaving heaviness in places where I want a lot of graphical weight (like eyes, lower curves of hair, etc). I dunno if this is making any sense; most of my graphical knowledge is instinctual rather than intellectual and I'm not so good at explaining ^^;;
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duckiness Featured By Owner May 27, 2005
No no, believe me, you're good at explaining! Actually more than myself :blush:
These tips might help me, really. Because I immediately spotted my problem. I only sketch(most of the time) and do my lines little by little; I might be counting too much on my eraser...
Else than that, with pen, my hand keeps shaking slightly and it ruins my pictures. >> That's the main reason why I don't ink anymore - oh yeah, and also because my pens dried XD;
I often tried to do long a smooth lines on computer, but it never worked. Also, my tablet it 5cm x 10cm (approximately, I don't have any rule) big, so it's pretty tiny... But I also have a very small screen, 600 x 800. oO; Oh well :3

These are my two missing tools X3 But thank you! I'll do my best on owrk on that :333
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Ice-Dragoness Featured By Owner May 27, 2005  Professional Photographer
Nice tutorial, thanks for writing it ^.^
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kouotsu Featured By Owner May 27, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
THERE IS NO ONE WAY TO DO HAIR, THOUGH!

NO ONE.
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josephmlee Featured By Owner May 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahahahahaha


I concur. ^^ Tis why it is... "J's guide to drawing anime hair" not... uh... whatever you'd call a more.... other... thingy....
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Tradik Featured By Owner May 27, 2005
That's really nice. It really helped me think through some of the hair problems I've been having.

Thanks:)
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