How To Draw Manga Hair
Every hair-style has its form or shape. In order to know how to draw manga hair, it is good to know first what hairstyle you would like to draw.
Observe people around you or see photos in magazines and notice how every hairstyle or every head has its personality.
It adds really much to “create-a-person-process” and its individuality.
That is why we spend such (long) time watching ourselves in mirror every morning…;-)
So, it would be better to alter the question on how to draw hair - to how to observe and perceive hairstyle.
To help you to figure out how to draw manga hair, the following series of pictures may give you a good suggestion on how to start.
Apart from the gender of your character, decide first what shape of the hair your character should have. Just draw a simple outer line of the shape that you want to give to your manga creature.
I outlined the hairstyle-shape by red pencil in order to get clear image and be able to continue the drawing successfully.
Hair on human’s head is really just a large number of hair-chunks layered one over another, just like these above. Take a few minutes and practice these chunks of hair so that you will grasp just the right shape.
Place those chunks of hair on the outlined hairstyle. Keep the hairstyle on both sides of the head (right and left) possibly the same or similar in order to avoid unnecessary irregularities. Just play with it. Make as many mistakes as possible. When you are learning, mistakes come along with the learning process.
To make your picture (face) go live, draw also the rest of the face: eyes, nose and mouth. To give the picture a 3-dimensionality impression, add a little shade under the chin, draw the neck and voila, you have a cute girl looking at you.
Opposite image of the previous childish look, let’s draw some calm, silent and slightly sad face of a young woman.
First step is similar like the previous one. Draw a slightly prolonged face and point out the hairstyle. Longer straight hair should fit well the image.
Add the neck with a shade under the chin. Shade can be on the right or left side, it does not really matter.
Now, draw the rest of the detail on the hair. Since this is rather clam type of manga hair, long lines of hair shall be emphasized.
Last step, simply erase the line on the upper side of the forehead and you’re done. A young lady is ready!
Let’s draw now a young boy’s hair. Again the sequence is the very same as above, just follow the process.
Give your creature good looking and happy eyes and a big smile.
Finally erase the face line on top of the forehead.
Well, as you see the process is very simple. It may not be very easy in the beginning so keep practicing.
Really draw on everything you have at hand, back of envelope, and tissue paper in restaurant, simply whatever. Then when you practiced enough (you will feel when it is enough), and the number of mistakes will dramatically decrease you can go and draw on nice white paper a couple of sketches you will be proud of.
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the most beauty work in my life
man i suck but with this help l look like an artist tank,s guy,s i say this is so cool and helpful.
Thank you I had to do a self portrait and I was stuck with the hair
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it really help me a lot! hope that you'll help more and give them inspirations in drawing having this website for me is not for entertainment but a helping …
I was trying to draw it and it cime out very good thanks :)
I think this is great :) I have been having trouble with drawing hair and this was just what I needed. Again, many thanks.
- Ricky H.
this is just so great !!!!!!!
i look on how to draw the girl and i did and i turned it into my art teacher and he gave me a A+ 100%. thank you so much …
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It was ok but most of the drawings are more life like than cartoon but i liked the young boy at the end that was definetly manga and my face turned out …
how cool not to mention kawaii!!!!!!
I have been trying to learn to draw hair for my anime characters for awhile now....but this website helped alot. the hairline comment though i figured …
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but i think i could do better
I use this method to draw all of my hair now. I used to screw up ALL of my characters trying to do hair, so this really helped.
I think a video would be good or more hairstyles. It said " Give your creature good looking and happy eyes and a big smile."
This was very helpful thanks. I finished my drawings (finally!!) so we all win.
Excellent! This helped me amazingly :)
From Katrin D
its okey ... no its awesome .. graet i love it
i wot like it if you wil help me with my drawning PLYZZ :* i love it i wil show alot of frainds this …
Wow never thought that drawing is that easy since i'm not that good of a drawer.
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I have a request...
Can you teach us how to draw magna bodies, legs, arms feet, etc.?
I for one love this page. i could not draw an anime person at all but now thanks to you i can. but i wuz wonderin if maybe you could add the body? im okay …
it was really helpful to have some decent pictures to base around my drawings thanks
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I was stuck on the hair in my drawings but this helped me a lot, thank you!
its sort of OK i guess i would recommend to do it on a video in steps........ well done though:]!
u gyzz r awesome XDDD =)
i dont want 2 b mean, but i draw better an that isnt manga! gomen nasai!
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Thank you very much you helped me draw a boy for my Book Report and it turned out GREAT!!!!!!!!!
wow its is very beautiful drawing i want to know
how to draw like that
i did not really like this drawing it was more of a humans hair not a mangas persons hair it was horrible
Wow, you've really outlined it well. Very simple. I like ur boy pic!
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