Hi, hi I’m Jay French at jayfrenchstudios.com
and I’m going to show you how to draw Anime hair. So in drawing Anime hair, let’s get
a basic head on here, but we’re not going to detail it. Let’s do a male character, they
are distinctive pointed chin. When you’re doing Anime hair it’s all about highlights.
They often have very peculiar hairstyles, so let’s deal with that. Lets give them this
long bangy things, but everything else is short. Again, this is the type of thing you’ll
see in Anime and then the hair’s pulled back and long. Okay, so, you got a peculiar hairstyle,
but what it’s really all about is, let’s give them a face, face to nose, okay, is the highlights.
Now what you’ll see here is a layer, not quite that many lines, a fairly simple layer for
the highlight which is actually boarded by two minor highlights. What you’ll have here
is a medium shade or a fifty percent shade of whatever color you’re using here, be it
blue, green, black, brown, blonde or any, you’ll have a medium shade and then you’ll
have a white area.
And you’ll also use some of those highlights, like saving medium shade on some of these
areas that you want to define as separate. And here we’ll have, since our light sourcing
is to be coming this way, we’ll just do a bit of the medium highlight there and this
is the non-facing side of the light source. So here we’ll just have a little reflection
for consistency of the medium shade again. Rest of this outside of the light source will
be dark, you’ll want to reflect that again on any surface that is near the light source.
And again, you’re at the medium shade bordering the white highlight. And depending on your
level of detail Anime style has a lot of variation to it, if you’re more detailed you might have
more realism to its edges. But generally, they’re pretty simple wavy lines. And that’s
how you draw hair in Anime.