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The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets by Carrie Stuart Park

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Drawing a Child’s Shiny Hair

STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATION

Let’s practice by creating the shiny set of bangs shown at right.

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Reference Photo

Notice that the hair isn’t flat on the head, but follows the curve of the head. The shine is white, so we want to preserve that as white paper. Keep your sketch light, because it’s difficult to erase unnecessary lines.

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1. Identify Hair Direction

Decide on the direction that the hair is combed and the location of the shine.

2. Start Combing

Start combing the hair from the crown, lifting your pencil when you ...

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