edit: link to dA vers!
ah thanks! i always liked the way i did hair too tbh heh;; i was asked to make a tutorial eariler this year but i never found the time to do it but i guess ill do it here OTL
as you may know early in the morning, hair is very flimsy and uncooperative! even straight hair isnt going to be perfectly straight. there will be loose ends and parts that stick out. hair is not one block!
2) painting! for the way i paint you might want to see my colouring walkthrough coz i wont explain in detail about it.
fringes and hair that is against the face would tend to be more transparent/lighter than the thickness of the hair in over places of the scalp.
colours are all on the same layer to allow for colours to blend over smoothly. for certain parts of the hair such as a the fringe/block areas i liked to use this brush
it gives a nice streaky texture. dont use too much/only this brush though! then it looks tacky :T. you want different widths in colour/lines.
4) overlay colour to brighten and darken! refer to the other tutorial!
5) merge and paint!
i added the glow coz it would have related to the colour of her eyes
the ends of the hair are more streaky and loose while the roots can bee more blocky and less detailed
theres a bit of blue glow that appears on my fringe from her eyes which i sometimes like to add. this is obviously a stylistic choice coz aint no eyes that glowy enough for that to happen LOL
streaky, flimsy, loose hair makes things look more realistic. you dont want things that are ugly like this
…which happens to be my first attempt at painting LOL
you dont always have to do a lot of hair details though. esp if say… the face isnt the main subject in the painting. short hair can tend to bypass all that flimsiness i suppose??? @@
flimsy long hairrrr. when theres more hair its less easy to sidestep it looking weird if its one big chuck e__e
in the end everything still depends on your own personal style though!! if your style gives things a lot of detail, everything tends to have to follow through or itll look awkward.
woot! i hope that was vaguely helpful!!!