This tutorial exhibits how to attract anime hair with a pair of pigtails. It consists of six steps with detailed illustrations and a drawing line by line video.
Pigtails are a quite common coiffure in anime and manga, particularly for youthful characters. It’s additionally a reasonably simple coiffure to attract, particularly with the clear breakdown supplied on this tutorial. You possibly can see it’s principal phases within the preview picture above however there are extra illustrations in a number of the steps.
Except drawing digitally it is best to begin the tutorial in pencil and make gentle and simple to erase traces as you have to to do some erasing in just a few of the steps. You possibly can darken your traces afterward (earlier than shading).
Above is the video model of this tutorial the place the pigtails are drawn line by line. You possibly can watch it after which learn the extra detailed directions beneath.
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Step 1 – Make an Define Drawing of the Head & Shoulders
Earlier than beginning on the the hair make a easy define drawing of the pinnacle, neck and shoulders. As this tutorial is targeted on the hair it won’t go an excessive amount of into drawing these.
For an in depth rationalization of the construction of an anime/manga head see the next information:
Learn how to Draw an Anime Face (Construction & Proportions)
Step 2 – Draw the Hairline & the Pulled Again Hair
As with most hair drawing tutorials right here on AnimeOutline the coiffure within the examples will probably be break up up into three sections, every proven in a distinct coloration simply to make it simpler to differentiate between them. You possibly can nevertheless simply draw every little thing in common pencil.
For extra on this method see:
Learn how to Draw Anime and Manga Hair – Feminine
Start by drawing the hairline and the pulled again a part of the hair. You need to at first draw as if the world proven in inexperienced is clear. This manner it is possible for you to to see simply how a lot quantity you might be giving the hair. On this case it needs to be little or no because it’s being pulled.
Upon getting this hair part outlined you possibly can erase the a part of the pinnacle that it covers.
Step 3 – Draw the Pigtails
Popping out from behind the pinnacle add the pigtails. Draw them curves on the high (because the hair bends downwards) after which give each a little bit of a wave in it’s form. Attract a approach the place the pigtails first curve inwards (in direction of the pinnacle) after which outwards (away from it).
Make the pigtails thicker close to the highest and thinner close to the underside with splits on their ends. You may also add in just a few small clumps of hair protruding of them increased up. These clumps and splits will assist make the pigtails look extra pure. You additionally need each to be barely completely different from the opposite in order that they aren’t completely symmetrical. On the identical time you need them to be balanced (shut in measurement and form) for a nicer trying drawing.
Step 4 – Draw the Hair Alongside the Brow
For the final a part of the hair add it’s entrance part (proven in purple). This would be the hair that’s not pulled again by the pigtails and is left hanging down over the brow. It may be given completely different shapes relying on the way it’s combed and lower or not be drawn in any respect (if all the hair is pulled again). Much like the primary part (proven in inexperienced) you possibly can at first draw this half as if it’s clear.
On this instance the brow hair could have a reasonably pure look (not neatly combed or trimmed). Draw it as a collection of clumps of barely completely different sizes and shapes.
You possibly can erase the a part of the hairline lined by this part as soon as finished.
Upon getting all a part of the hair drawn out (and are pleased with how issues look) you possibly can hint over your drawing with darker traces.
Step 5 – Define the Hair Highlights
Earlier than shading you possibly can define a collection of little highlights alongside the higher a part of the hair. This may present slight reflecting from it’s easy floor and assist give it a extra shiny look.
Alternatively you possibly can create the highlights as you shade or add them in over high of the shading if drawing digitally (normally in a brand new layer).
For different types of anime and manga hair highlights see:
Totally different Methods to Draw Anime Hair Highlights
Step 6 – Add Shading to End the Pigtails Drawing
After including the highlights you possibly can shade the hair a lightweight gray or make it nearly any coloration you want.
When you shade/coloration the hair, add the shadows. On this instance the shadows are positioned in a reasonably generic setting that you just are inclined to combat in most anime/manga scenes the place the character is in a nicely lit setting (with a lot of the gentle coming from above).
First, shade the brow a part of the hair by including shadows alongside the bottoms of the hair clumps.
Subsequent, add a shadow on all sides of the pulled again again a part of the hair.
Lastly, add shadows alongside the decrease elements of the pigtails (roughly on the degree the place they begin to curve inwards). On this case the shadows will probably be created by the broader higher elements of every pigtails casting a shadow on it’s narrower decrease half.
You possibly can outline the highest of every shadow as a collection of zigzags to assist present an uneven floor (such because the folds within the hair).
As soon as all the shadows are in place it is best to have a completed drawing of an anime/manga fashion pair of pigtails.
Pigtails are a reasonably simple coiffure to attract because it’s fairly easy to interrupt it down into a number of elements. Though the identical might be finished for different varieties of hair the method is especially apparent for this fashion as a result of every of it’s sections is so nicely outlined.
For drawing different kinds of anime/manga hair see the next tutorials: