The items that seem to create the most difficulty, whether drawing an adult or child, are shading and hair. I find the biggest secret to drawing hair is that it takes time. You should plan to spend a lot of time on the hair because there really aren’t any shortcuts.
Sharpen several pencils, because hair is fine (especially children’s hair) and requires a sharp point.
• Straight hair. Even though the hair is “straight,” make sure it conforms to the roundness of the head. Your pencil marks should follow the direction that the hair grows.
• Curly hair. Curls shouldn’t just look like pencil squiggles. Each curl is made up of many hairs; therefore, many pencil strokes are required to make it look real.
• Thick hair. Where hair is thick, ...