CHAPTER 8 How to Draw Hair

“For me, the working of hair is architecture with a human element.”

—Vidal Sassoon

Up until this point, the Asaro method has guided us through our subjects’ features. Hair, however, is where Asaro leaves us to our own devices—but water can help! Think about it. Water does not particularly enjoy being told what to do. It is in a constant state of flux. Hair behaves very much the same way. It tends to do what it likes, regardless of what the individual who wears it prefers. So, when you think about drawing hair, follow its flow and apply a relaxed approach to the portrait. This approach may sound counterintuitive after the very structured Loomis and Asaro methods, but you will soon see how going with the flow ...

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