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How to Draw Hair in Procreate (part 1)

teacher avatar Lara Militaru, Digital Illustrator & Coach

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Class introduction


    • 2.

      Bob Hairstyle


    • 3.

      Curly Hairstyle


    • 4.

      Wavy Hairstyle


    • 5.

      Final words


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About This Class

This class contains an easy to follow workflow in Procreate for drawing and coloring three different hairstyle in Procreate!

This class explains how to simplify your references, how to sketch and the exact workflow for coloring hair!

Digital art can be intimidating at first, when you have so many possibilities yet you feel stuck. But by following this class, you will see how easy it can become if you just break it down into a few simple steps! 

What's more is that if you choose to get on board, you will be able to follow all my future courses and build your first Illustration portfolio! That's right, I already have more classes planned, and this is just the first step into creating your first portfolio!

This class includes 3 models that you can use for drawing hair, as well as a short guide about the brushes that I use.

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Lara Militaru

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1. Class introduction: Hello, my name is Laura and non today's class we will being freed different hairstyles in Procreate. I used to despise drawing pair because I was doing a lot of mistakes that any beginner artist is doing. Like drawing gets trend, vice trend, or not concentrating on the overall shapes that I use. But if you learn how to actually draw the hair, you will see that it can become a really great way to lead the eye of the viewer around your artwork. It can enhance the focus of your illustration. It can create motion or it can grab all the attention. There will be a second part of this class that will only concentrate on long hair. So if you'd like to see that one as well, make sure to follow me on Skillshare so you can be updated with all my future classes. In the resources section, you will find the free models of this class which you can use to draw the hairstyles directly on them. I would really love to see the hairstyles that you draw in the project section of this class. So don't be shy. If you post your work on social media using my models, please don't forget to tag me as well. This models should be used only for studying purposes. You can also find details about the brushes that I use in the resources section. But I will also mentioned throughout the class, when I'm switching between brushes, I hope that this class will give you a repeatable process for drawing and coloring hair and that you will have fun drawing alongside me. So grab your iPad and let's get started. 2. Bob Hairstyle: Welcome to the first hairstyle that we are doing. First of all, we will analyze the references that we have. Let me tell you what I'm seeing when I'm looking at these two references. The first thing you will always need to do one drawing hair is to get the right shape in place First, not the strands, not the individual hairs, the overall shape, the fill of this haircut is the shape that embraces the head as if framing the face perfectly. So starting from the top, we will go down to two simple curved lines in order to get the shape in place. As we approach the end of the hair, our shape will close in a little towards the neck. The top of the hair will be slightly bumped. It won't stick to the head. So keep that in mind. I also like the way that hair splits at the top of the first reference as if the side on the right is above the site on the left. Also taken note of how the banks are framing the face. I especially like the part on the right That's lively, covers the forehead. On the second reference, we can see how the hair curves when getting near to the face, which gives a really nice view of the face in profile. What is also nice in this reference is how the ends are split in a few different strands, but you can still see the line of the hair. I will want to use that in my own artwork. Now this nice lady will help us in this artwork by being lower modal. By the way, you can find all the models that we are using in this class. In the resources section, you can exercise all types of hair you want on them. Okay, So let me just add in the colors in a second. Okay, Great. See, it didn't take that long. I left part of the head uncolored for this model because I knew I wanted those sidebands. But in the resources section, you will find the modal fully colored. First of all, let's get our reference ready. Go to the button on the left, then Canvas, then Reference, choose image instead of Canvas and choose your reference picture from your photo library. You can find my Pinterest references attached in the resources section. So let's start sketching the shape of the hair based on what we have discussed earlier. I will use the gesture brush from Lotus bubbles brush pack. You will find a link to her brush set in the resources and India, both sections of the class, I strongly suggest investing in the brushes I'm using since they are really cheap and I always use them in all my drawings. This brush set is only $3 on gum road. So you don't need a lot of brushes, just a bunch of really good ones. So as you can see, I'm creating the contour of the hair, keeping in mind the shape that we discussed about earlier. The upper side will be a bit bombed and the lower side will cave in on the neck. These are two general directions that I'm looking after. After I finished my sketch, I make a new layer above it, select my modified shale brush and start creating the line art. You will find the specifics of my modified shale brush in the resources section. So you could to duplicate my settings and create your own. It's an amazing brush for line art since it has an awesome shape and creates great pressure sensitivity. Hi. Always remember to add to your line weight in order to make your drawing stand out. More weight in the darker areas and make it thinner where light would hit. It says if you created the shading in your line art. Now our line art is done. It's time to create a new layer underneath the line art layer and choose the base color for the hair. I usually choose a lighter base color. Then watch the hair will be in the end because we will add the shadows soon and we don't want the hair to be too dark. Momentum the data. I'm always using one coloring in order to lock in the first colors fast is to grab the selection tool and select the shape of the hair and then fill it with the color I chose. You can activate the color fill option to do it fast, or don't activate it if you want. A gradient is your base color, in which case you will fill in the shapes manually with the larger brush. I personally like to add my gradients on separate layers, but we will get to that soon. Now we are going to correct some small mistakes and move on to the shading. Now let's create a new layer above the base color, tap on the layer thumbnail and make it a clipping mask. What this does is that it allows you to color only directly above the layer that you are clipping get to, in this case, the shape of the Harry's, the base layer. So on our clipped layer, any brushstroke we make will only be visible if it's above the hair. I always do this in order not to waste time cleaning around the edges afterwards, as I used to do when I was just starting digital art. I made the narrow on a separate layer that shows where my light source is coming from. I suggest you do the same if you have the tendency not to give too much attention to your light source, or you tend to forget where it is. So based on the light source, I use a medium hard, round brush from the Procreate presets and start creating the dark streaks of the hair. It is my intention to leave the area that will be hit by the light. Clean for now. Keep in mind which parts of the hair will be above the face and which ones are slightly behind the face, like on the left side of the drawing. Another brush back that I totally recommend, and I believe it's around $5 or so. Is Ross draws essential brush back. You can find the link in the resources and in the about section of this class, I mostly use his painterly brushes, especially painterly one. And this is what we are going to use this whole class in order to create the illusion of hair. So select this brush is your smudge brush and starts munching from darker to lighter. The shading that to just put the pin when you are covering too much of the bar to that will be hit by the light, start smudging from the light side towards the darker crisis module on the head shape. So it's likely curvy motions. On a new layer which we will also cleave to the hair base. We will put it on color dodge mode and start creating some light using the hard round brush. Make the size of the brush quite big because we will then carve into it with an eraser. After you've carved the light, lower the layer opacity, duplicate this layer and use Gaussian blur on one of the layers. This will create a nice subtle glow on the hair. Now it's time to create the actual hares that will be touched by the light on a new color dodge layer. Use your round brush to create some streaks of hair and then blend them using the painterly brush from Ross draws, rush back. Hello. After rounding my lights, I always love to create contrast by adding another round of shadows, create a new layer and set it on multiply and using your shale brush, create some dark accents. I use the shale brush because it's more precise than the round brush. And the end result will look like strands of hair that are darker than the others. Of course, you will also blend the brushstrokes with the painterly brush afterwards. All right. Okay. Now let's finally color the line art so it would match the hair color that we have. Select your line art layer that its thumbnail and set it to alpha lock. This locks the pixels in place and you can now come with a larger brush than think that over the line art, since the pixels are locked in place, this will only change the line art scholar choose the colors from the hair that are closest to the line art and then color it. Now select the layers that to help work done by holding each layer and sliding it to the right. Then group them, duplicate the group by sliding to the lift and flatten the duplicated group. I always duplicate my layers so that I have a copy of my original layers in case I need them. I really create too many copies actually, but they hardly ever returned to them. Now on the flattened group, we will try to make some color adjustments using curves and gradients. Play around with the sliders until you feel like you like the result. You can then compare the result of the editing with the copies that you made before and decide which version you like more. When adding gradients create a duplicate of your hair layer because gradients will change the color on the layer you are adjusting. Playing around with the different color options. Choose one that looks interesting for you, then play around with the opacity of the layer. Your goal here is to obtain a thinned from the gradient layer and not to change the color entirely. We are getting to the finishing touches now, create the new Add Layer and select your shale brush. You will create the lightest streaks of hair and blends them in. This will create the strongest reflection of light on your hair. And it's something that you can mostly do on straight hair. But we will talk more about this later in the class. Now we know that to create some visual interests on a normal layer which will not be clipped to the hair layer. We will create some extra strands of hair using the shale brush. We won't go overboard with this just enough to make the hair more interesting. Now, we will want to march the body with the hair and do some final touch ups for the whole illustration. Like adding some extra shadows on the skin, color adjustments, maybe even a gradient. I will let you watch this part until the end, and I will see you on the next part, which will describe the currently hair process. 3. Curly Hairstyle: Now we are on to our second part of the class, one that I'm really excited about and that is the curly hair. Let's start by analyzing the reference. So this reference is really beautiful. I also found it on Pinterest, but if you want to draw hair like that, it can feel a little too much at first, but it really isn't. You just have to simplify the way that you see the references. We can divide the hair into big blobs. And for now, we will ignore those trends that are on her forehead. Now, in order to simplify what we are seeing, let's try to sketch the flow of a few hertz chance to better understand the motion of the hair. This will help you later when you will draw the hair on a character. As you can see, there are a lot of different types of curls and they are not necessarily repeating. Now let's jump to our character. This beautiful baldly B will be our model for the currently here. Let me just bring up my reference and then we can get started. So let's start by creating the shape of the hair. But this time, let's not use the straight line for that. If one, if it's justice kitsch, and sketch the shape of the hair using a lot of circles of different dimensions. I'm using the gesture brush for this sketch, which I linked in the resources section and in the about section. Then on a new layer, we will use the circles is a guide to create the author curls. Tried to be random with the direction that curls are going into, but follow the shape you created using surf close beforehand. Now I just need to make the sketch darker so I can see it better. I use the curves in order to do that. No, I lower the opacity and use my shale brush in order to create the line art. I already explained in the previous part of the brushes that I'm using then where to find them. So this class, I will only pill you when I change the brush that I'm working with. Now that the line art is done, we will make a new layer under the line art one, start selecting the shape of the hair and then fill it with the base color. All right, so now we have our base color in place. Now online before we will lay some gradient shadows were unnecessary and we will blend it using the damp brush from the Procreate presets. This gives the curly hair a nice texture and the good base shadow. Now we will create the actual texture on the curly hair. We will draw above the base color, a few chunks of curled hair based on the shapes that we identified when we studied the reference. I tried to start from a darker color, create the fields trends, and then blend them in. After bad, I will come on a new layer with the more defined shapes and draw some curls with the shale brush. After I create the shape, I will fill it in with color using a round brush. And I will then render it and add various details. Remember to zoom out every once in a while so that you don't get too distracted by the details. Okay. Now let's look at our progress and compare to detailed version with the base color and see whether we are on a good track. So far it looks really good and it seems to have volume. As a recap, we only added a few chunks of curled hair over the base color, and then we rendered them all. It'll now it's time to integrate them some more in our drawing. Using the hue saturation and brightness sliders, I'm trying to see how else I can play with the colors and brightness that I already have. All the blue hair actually looks awesome. But I will try to stick to brown for this class. Then using curves, I will adjust the contrast until I get what I want. After adjusting the contrast, I feel like I need some more dark accents around the face and towards the bottom. So I create the new Multiply layer, clip it to the rest of the hair and get the large soft brush to cover the areas fast. And just like before, I will blend the new shadows with the damp brush from the Procreate presets. Do you see how the dark accents are making the face pop up even more? That's what hair is supposed to do. And more than that, That's why you always need to add contrast to your artworks Englander to bring the attention towards your main point of interest. Now it's time to crowing sunlight. You can tell from the lighting on her face that the light is coming from the right side of the canvas. We will create a new layer on the normal mode, select our shale brush, create some small strands of hair that are hit by the light on some of the curls. For this, I'm choosing a light peach color. This raphe unblinded strands of hair are creating a crisp sensation and more volume. Now on an unclaimed layers set to normal, create some new strands of hair that will help us frame her face even better. I'm still using the shale brush at this point. We will also add some wild hairs here and there. Tried to use both darker and lighter colors that you have already used before on the hair. Since we have almost finished our hair, Let's add some relevant the shadows on the face. I will make a new Multiply layer above the layer with the body. Clip them, multiply layer and add shadows where the light wouldn't reach the face or the shoulders anymore. Let's start adding some Jews to our artwork and create some beautiful overall lightening on a color dodge layer. And using the soft brush, we will elide some areas of the hair and then blend them in. Unlike straight hair, the life will be more diffused on a curly hair. We won't have any strong reflections. I will now merge the hair and the body and make some final adjustments to the overall body. You should already know by now that my go-to adjustments are the curves and the gradients, you can look the same as I did, or find your own favorite adjustments. But always try at least one or two adjustments before considering your artwork finalized. In the end, I will create the new layer, settle an ad, and then add some rim light using my shale brush. I always leave this for the last because I want to have all the other details in place and did not change anything else afterwards. So I'm highlighting the side of the face, the nose, the lips, and I create some really visible strands of hair. And that's all you guys take a break and I will see you on the wavy hair module. 4. Wavy Hairstyle: Welcome to the first part of this class, guys, we are now going to study some wavy hair. I chose this picture from Pinterest and I absolutely loved this curls. Now let me show you what I see when looking at the reference picture. The motion of the hair is simple and easy to follow. I like the fact that there's a free there on the right side of the picture where we have a portion of straight hair before it goes back to the curls. It's important to remember this combination of straight and curved lines. Contrasts like this with the shapes and the lines that you use will always enhance your artwork. And this curl starting from the top of the forehead and that goes down along the face, catches my eyes, especially the part that goes near the eye. Because from a composition point of view, if draws you towards the ice, then the curl continuous flowing them feel their chest area. Now let's jump to our modal. This is our first while the lady who was waiting for us to draw her some hair. Just like before. You can find this model on the resources section of this class, we have our reference on the left so we can get started with sketching. Just like with the other two. I will define the shape using the gesture brush from Lotus bubbles brush pack. And then I will create the line art with my shale brush as a reminder that details about the brushes that I use are in the resources section of this class. So please go check them out. Now we will do the same as before and color block our hair with the selection tool. We will go around the hair shape and fill it with the color that we want. I'm going with a slightly lighter color for the base, but the hair will get darker. As I add the shading. For the shading, I will use a soft brush and lock in the darker areas like on the left side of the drawing, as well as the top of the head and where the curls are inclined downwards. Then I use draw straws, painterly brush and blending along the shape of the hair. Now that we have our general shadows on the hair, we will start defining some darker strands of hair. And we will be using the round brush for death in a smaller size than the soft brush. We will follow the shape of the hair and afterwards blend these trends, width the painterly brush. Watch me as I fill in the darker areas and then try it yourself. Hi. Now that we have our darker accents, Let's change the color of the line art. I select the line art layer that the thumbnail, and select Alpha Lock. Now I can color it in the colors closest to the line art to give the impression that there is little to no line art. I feel like it makes the whole artwork more organic. Now it's time to add gradients to our hair. I merge all the layers of the hair, creates a duplicate, and go into play with the gradients. I actually pondered whether to go with a blue or purple hair because it's amazing. I went with the purple but not the north or to change the hair completely, only to give it the thinned. I did that by reducing the opacity of the gradient layer and trying all the blend modes. In the end, I settled from multiply because if gay some really nice intensity look overly had an awesome effect as well. Now it's time to add some light to the hair. On a color dodge layer, we will try some different kinds of highlights. We will highlight all the borders between the darker and the lighter sides of the hair and see if we liked the looks of it. I choose a light orange color for the highlights and start blocking in the light. Afterwards, I will blend everything with the painterly brush. Welcome back. You can see that it's quite a repeatable process. Now, we will grab the hard brush and on a separate color dodge layer, we will create some big circles of light. And then we will carve them with an eraser set on the hard brush as well. We will then reduce the opacity as we see fit. It's time to add some extra details on a normal layer because you're shale brush and the colors that you only be used on the hair and create some strands of hair ever here and there. Try not to go overboard with them since we only want to add the impression of hair fans and not draw each and every hair. If I'm on a new layer set to add, choose a lighter color. It's also using the shale brush. As usual, tried to follow the curves of the hair as much as possible. And then grab the painterly brush and blend the man I bends to rotate my canvas is it comes easier for my hand to make ground motions like that. Now that we have most of the details laid, then it's time to group our layers, duplicate the group for our safety measures, and then flatten it. Let me spend a few moments on her urines and add some shadow and the light for them as well. Hello. So now that we have all our elements into place, Let's march the earrings, the hair, and the body together and make some adjustments. We will start with curves, then move on to gradients, and then paint over the result. We will need to add some new highlights and shadows on the body as well. Now that we know where the shadows will form around the hair. We will also add some rim light on the face and on the hair using layers set to add multiple end our trusted shale brush. It's important to evaluate the state of your artwork. Maybe even think a break from it so your eyes could reset after working so much on it, I now feel like needs some contrasts so I deepen the shadows in some areas. And remember that whenever you feel like something is missing a break, we'll help you. And if you don't have time for a break, just tried to add some contrast. It might be what the piece is missing since there is nothing new for me to teach you guys on this module, I will let you watch the blood LSI modifying on this base, and I will meet you in the final part of this class. 5. Final words: Congratulations on finalizing the free hair modules. It was probably a lot to take him in only one hour. So you guys are really great. Remember to practice what you learn because that's the only way that you guys will actually grow your art experience. To that end, I strongly encourage you guys to submit your artwork in the project section and leave a review if you liked this class, you have no idea how much your reviews help me out to teaching you guys. A second part of this class is already in progress, and I will show you free different hairstyles with long hair. I really hope you will like it. So please follow me on Skillshare so you can be notified when the next class will be published. Until then, I hope you guys will stay safe and stay creative.