View Full Version : How to paint hair with feltpen

02-04-2009, 11:47 PM
A fast method to paint glossy hair. I used this method in this picture (http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=24566&d=1233512031).

Now I try to introduce you to this technique - please excuse my english.

At first, apply a ground-coat in very bright tone.
Second, you have to set parts of shadow in the hair on the wavy areas.
Then, take a bright tone again and paint from parting until the end of the hair fine hanks, so the colours mix. Even in Step 4 do the same, get more and more highlights and set expressive shadows to get a high contrast.
Brighter tones will help to mix the dark colours - don't forget to paint from the top downwarts to get the right strukture.

If this short introduction helps you, please say thanks to gzairborne, who gave the impulse to make it :)

02-04-2009, 11:48 PM
Hope it's useful! :)

02-04-2009, 11:55 PM
Well done ,a,d very useful. Added it to the tutorial links.


02-05-2009, 01:11 AM
Thank you!

02-05-2009, 12:28 PM
sehr gute technik,grosse Hilfe fuer einen beginner! Vielen dank, Wolfgang

02-05-2009, 03:34 PM
Thyra, what a wunderbar technik. Danke schein.
PS ... your English is much better than my Deutsch. :)

02-05-2009, 10:57 PM
Such a beautiful tutorial - thanks most kindly :D
Am I correct to assume that you used no other tools to blend and used only the pen tool which blends by itself?

02-06-2009, 08:33 AM
WOW..Great...That is VERY helpful thanks a million....

02-06-2009, 11:17 PM
Danke, thanks, merci!

Rowena, your're right, the blend effects could be done with feltpen without other tools. In some cases I use the airbrush tool on the hair to, but not for this tutorial or the linked painting.

02-21-2009, 04:44 PM
aaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwsom... he he he...:D:D:D