Hey there! Japanese Illustrator Mom, Koko here 🙂
Hi! How’s it going? Thanks for stopping by!
Today we’re going to ….. Draw Women’s Anime Hairsyle ! 😀
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They are under Anime / Manga Drawing section.
This is what you get.
A tracing practice sheet. The lines are bit faded out, so it’s easier for you to trace.
I believe tracing is a great way of practicing drawing, it’s because your hand can FEEL how the line strokes go.
Go ahead and print it out!
And next, this is a page where you can draw OWN hairstyle. I’ve drawn 2 faces, it will be fun to add your hairstyle on them! (and if you drew, show me please – love to see them!)
Check 9 different Anime Women hairstyles
And this is what I drew – 9 hairstyles!
From Shojo Manga style, Retro, Girly, School Girl, Working Woman, Kung-Fu girl – they’re all here! ☺️
How to Draw Female Anime Hair Advice
Here I am going to go through advice on drawing Anime Hair.
Advice 1. Get inspiration!
Make sure you have some samples images that you can refer to.
Without looking at samples is always hard, even me someone with a long-term experience.
I recommend checking on Pinterest or Instagram. Hashtag #hairstyle #longhairstyle #shorthairstyles etc etc ….
Advice 2. Don’t be Perfect.
Hey! This is Anime 🙂 You don’t have to draw perfectly nor realistic hair. Use your imagination and go little bit crazy!
Do you know a term, Aho-Ge? It’s a piece of hair that is sticking out of anime characters’ head.
In real life we know that this doesn’t happen….but Anime, it does! 😋
You will make a lot of mistakes but more mistakes you make, the better you’ll become.
I recommend you drawing with pencil and papers first. Do not start off with a pen.
Advice 3. yet, think of balance
Even though hair can be “crazy”, you still want to think of balance.
Normally I try to balance out of Face : Head = 1:1.
If you are not used to drawing, draw some faded guide lines.
After you’re satisfied with face and hair, you can erase those lines.
Advice 4. Think of hair flow direction
When you draw, think of which direction hair flows/ grows.
This is why it’s important to look at images, so you know immediately the right direction.
I hope you enjoy practicing anime hair!
What kind of drawing help do you need? Talk to me!
I am trying to figure out what kind of practice sheets you want – you, who wants to draw Anime! Let me know what’s useful, write on comments so I know? 🤔
What’s difficult when you draw Anime?
I always want to help someone who want to be good at drawing 😊
Until next time,