Hey guys, I’m back with another tutorial this week and I hope you enjoy it. Next week I’m going to do a tutorial with copic markers so look out for it!
This tutorial won’t cover any specific hairstyle, but teach you the basics on drawing hair and help you to draw bangs. Now let’s get on with the show!
I’ve already drawn the head but if you need help just check out my previous tutorial, How to Draw Manga Face: Front View!
Step 2: Draw the Bangs
Before getting into actually drawing the bangs, you should know about 2 things first:
1) Hair Line- This is the orange line that marks where your hair starts to grow. The lines from your hair should generally follow this guideline so you create a kind of “halo effect” with your lines. Kinda as if you drew a bunch of lines and then went back an erased a big circle towards the top of it. There also shouldn’t be any gaps past the hair line like this:
2) Growth Point- The lines of your hair should converge to this point. You can have it in the center or on the side, one or two, the world is your oyster! You can even use a growth point for pony tails!
Once you start drawing the bangs, I often use an “M” shape for them by clumping some hair in the center and some on the sides. I put hair kinda fraying from this and a bit in between to make it look natural. Remember to vary the hair widths!
- Curve the hair. Hair should curve slightly, even for short hair. You can create really dynamic pictures with long, curving hair. Unless you have it super spiky, I recommend putting a curving or “flipping” nature to your hair!
- Vary hair widths. You can choose between thin, thick, or tulip type tapering but even if you choose one you should vary up the sizes and probably use somewhat a combo of thin and thick, maybe with a tulip-style taper!
- Don’t stick hair to the head. Unless you’re straight out from the shower, hair doesn’t stick flat on your head. So draw your hair a bit off from the head essentially making it look “poofy”.