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How to draw Realistic Hair with Colored Pencils

Emmy Kalia, Pencil Artist

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10 Videos (1h 37m)
    • Intro

    • Materials

    • Coloring Part 1

    • Coloring Part 2

    • Coloring Part 3

    • Coloring Part 4

    • Coloring Part 5

    • Coloring Part 6

    • Coloring Part 7

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About This Class

In this class you will learn how to draw realistic hair with colored pencils.

I will show you how I build up the layers gradually, how I create shadows and highlights to create depth and how to create a realistic look.

For this drawing I am using Faber-Castell polychromos colored pencils on Bristol smooth white paper. I prefer to use the polychromos because these are oil based and great for details.

Remember it takes some practice so you could practice with some small sections first...
Now let's get started :)

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3 of 3 students recommendSee All

Thank you, great tutorial, my first attempt isn't so great, but I will keep trying!
Alex Tz


Excellent tutorial on how to draw hair with colored pencils!
Beautiful, realistic hair. Great lesson!





Emmy Kalia

Pencil Artist

Creating is my passion and I'm happy to share it with you!

I believe when it comes to drawing, it's not all about talent, it's about having the motivation to become better. I have learned so much through practice alone. If I can do it, you can do it!

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