This video tutorial will teach how to draw female anime hair. Hair from anime is what makes anime’s heroes distinct and beautiful. As when compared to real human hair, it’s the ultimate beauty. Let’s begin “Anime Hair Drawing” !
Tutorial Video 1 Anime Hair Drawing
Drawing Anime & Manga Hair
Anime hair with different hairstyles drawing examples
The hairstyles of anime are often created based on real hairstyles however it typically, it is drawn as clumps instead of individual hair strands. The reason behind this is that if you’re creating multiple animation frames or multiple panels in manga, it’ll be too much time-consuming to draw anything that is too elaborate.
The best way to draw the hair of anime is to break it into different sections including the sides, front and the top/back (as will be demonstrated in each haircut below).
Drawing Long Anime Hair
Anime long hair drawing breakdown
Hair that is long and straight among the more well-known hairstyles used in anime and is relatively simple to draw.
Above you can view the breaking down of the drawing of long hair into:
- Red – Front Hair
- Green– Side Hair
- Blue – Back/Top Hair
It is possible to apply the same approach to drawing different hairstyles too. By thinking about hair in as a whole can make the process of drawing much simpler to handle.
In this way, it is time to move on to how to draw. Anime long hair step by step drawing
Begin by making an outline of the head, and then a sketch for the line of hair. In this particular style, the hairline doesn’t matter as much since it’s fully and covered by hair, it’s still a good way to in determining the overall length and the position of the side and front hair sections. The hairline should be drawn relatively light, so that you can quickly erase any parts later on.
Hairline: Draw hair straight above the crown of your head, and draw a hairline like in the picture above.
This particular hairstyle is suitable for this. If the front part of hair has been cut quite short, you can style it into tiny clumps of pointy hair.
Create your “side hair” quite long, with its overall shape slightly curving. You could also break it into smaller clumps at the end.
Draw the top portion of”back hair.” Draw the top part of “back hair” in a similar way to the contours that the face has (a little distance from it) before growing until it’s completely concealed behind shoulders.
Take out the portions of the head that are concealed by hair, and then add the lines that reveal the folds in the hair on the back and front. It is generally recommended to put these folds within the hair-clumps because that’s where they will most often appear on real hair.
Then, fold in”the “back hair” to give more defined form, to ensure that it doesn’t appear like a straight cutout.
You could also apply some simple shading in order to help your hair pop a more when you’ve finished with the drawing.
Drawing Short Anime Hair
Anime short hair drawing breakdown
The drawing of short hair above is a bit like the long hair, with hair again broken down into three main components: sides, front and back.
The real diagram of drawing could be described as follows:Anime short hair step by step drawing
Start drawing the short hair with the hairline and head. Similar to the example above, hairline isn’t so important like it is in other styles of hair, but it could still be beneficial.
Similar to the long hair, draw it is similar to the long hair draw “front hair” section that is made up of a series of tiny clusters. This particular instance’s hair is a bit messy, so the clumps will be curving in various directions. If you prefer neater hair, draw them as in the previous example.
Similar to before, erase any areas of the head that are hidden behind the hair, and draw the bottom of the hair in the back. It is generally a good idea to leave this part of hair to be the final part of drawing the lines since when you look at the front of the head, it’ll be located behind all the other areas of hair. If you attempt to draw it in the beginning without using other hair in order to “frame” the position, it’s likely to get some overlapped lines and will need to do a second erasing.
Incorporate the inner fords (just one of them in the instance) and, if you want you can add some simple shading.
Drawing Trimmed Anime Hair (Hime Cut)
Anime “Hime Cut” hair drawing breakdown
For hair that has been cut, make a clump of hair using straight ends that appear as if they’ve been taken away by sissors.
To create a nice appearance, the clumps of hair should typically be drawn with a pointing towards the same direction as the clumps that are next to them and any changes in direction must be gradual.Anime “Hime Cut” hair step by step drawing
Begin by drawing the hair , then mark the hairline. To create the “Hime cut” line, the hairline would be covered by hair.
To draw the first sketch of hair, it is possible to begin with the sides and then move to the back. You can draw the front part of the hair by drawing only one line.
Then draw small splits between the sides and front of the hair, to make them appear more natural. Eliminate the line that runs between the splits once you’re done. You may also erase areas of the head which are covered by hair.
In the same way as the first illustration, draw lines along the hair on the back to show its different folds inside. Try drawing these lines using an unpredictably random spacing, and differing curves. If you place everything equally and have all the curves follow one another too close, the hair won’t appear very natural.
Drawing Long Messy Anime Hair
Anime long messy hair drawing breakdown
The messy, long hair is similar to the first one, but with additional hair in clumps. It can also be split into three sections, similar to the other examples we have seen to date.
Draw the messy, long hair the following way:Anime messy hair step by step drawing
Similar to the other examples, begin with drawing the hairline and head. Drawing the hairline can assist in making sure that there are no splits between the hairclumps to create”front hair “front hair” are too high.
To make your hair appear more messy , draw the front hair clumps , which are pointed towards different directions and with different curvatures and shapes. You could draw some that are straight and some that into a curve to one side.
Draw the middle part of these clumps, which extends further. The same can be done for the outer clumps that are on the sides of the front portion. This can give an impression of hair that isn’t properly groomed.
Draw in additional hair clumps that are randomly that are sticking from the back section of hair. This can make the otherwise beautiful back hair appear messy too. It is also possible to include a pair (or more) hair clumps in the inner portions that make up the “side hair”. You can erase the outline of the hair in which you would like to draw them or even add them, and erase the overlapped outline afterward. After that, you can add the split lines between hair clumps, similar to the other examples. To complete the line drawing, you can take out the parts of the head and face which are covered by hair afterward.
Since this one also has a long hairline on the back, you can draw some of the folds in its inner areas to make the section appear more real. You could also make them more curly than the others to make the hair look messy.
Drawing Anime Pony Tail /Tied Back Hair
Anime pony tail hair drawing breakdown
Another hairstyle that is very popular in anime is the ponytail. You’ll notice that there’s nothing on the sides in this picture (other other than tiny hairline bits along side). The hair can therefore basically be divided into two sections. The back section is made up of hair that is over that top part of head, and hair on the tail.
Make this hair type according to:Anime ponytail hair step by step drawing
Draw the head and mark the hairline that for this particular hairstyle is more significant than the other examples because certain areas parts of the hairline will become evident in the final drawing , as previously shown.
It is possible to make a frame for the front hair with this style using just three curly lines. Two on both sides, and the third for bottom. As you can see, there’s very minimal side hair in this picture because hair grows back, revealing areas from the hairline.
The back hair should be drawn just a little bit over the top of the head, eventually merging with the sides.
Although most pony tails be oriented to face backwards, for anime hair, you could draw it slightly towards one side, to make the shape more apparent. If not, the pony tail may be a head bump. It is possible to sketch the tail using an equilateral triangle similar to a question mark. You could also draw one small split in the middle.
Similar to similarly to “Hime Cut” make tiny splits in the front portion of hair. Also, remove parts of the bottom part of the “front hair” to create space between the two. Also, remove the portions of the head that are concealed behind the hair.
It is also possible to add some subtle shading if you wish. You may also draw a few more lines to create a look that is like it’s more split as opposed to the “Hime cut” which is known to be more thick “front hair”.
Tutorial Video 2 Drawing Anime Hair
Drawing Anime Hair Over One Eye
Anime hair over one eye drawing
If you want to wear hair over one eye, it is possible to divide hair into sides, front and back. In this hairstyle, the front part of hair will be rather large and then blend with hair that is “side hair” adjacent to the closed eye.Anime hair over one eye step by step drawing
Draw the hairline and head like in the previous examples.
In this particular hairstyle, draw the front hair in clumps, going to the side of the face to cover the entire eye. To create”side hair,” or “side hair” you could draw the portion that is on the other side of the eye that is to blend in with your frontal hair.
Draw the back hair divided into two curves which pretty much follow the head shape when they are lowered, growing out in clumps to the sides.
For the bottom portion of your front hair, make small hair clumps that extend around the neck’s top area. Eliminate any lines that overlap from the hair that are concealed by the hair once you’re finished.
To complete the sketch, you could include a few lines to highlight curvatures and splits in the hair moving within the hairclumps.
Drawing Anime Hair Pigtails
Anime pigtails hair drawing breakdown
The pigtails are a different typical style of anime hair. Similar to the ponytail, you will notice the pigtails can be easily broken in the back and front portion of hair. The “back hair” divided into the hair that covers hair on the scalp and hair that covers the pigtails. There are only tiny pieces of “side hair”.Anime pigtails hair step by step drawing
Draw the hairline and head. In this illustration, a large portion that is the line of hair will become apparent in the final sketch. This will help us in locating the front portion of hair.
While the majority of hair on this picture is pulled back, you could draw clumps of hair for the front part of hair that are just one side to give the look of the hairstyle a different.
As we’ve already said, there’ll virtually only small bits of hair that are around the tops of the ear. Draw the back and top of hair and blend it into the side hair.
To draw actual pigtails, draw them as in the “Ponytail” illustration, which is a little like two question marks in their overall shape , with one of them flipping over.
Add random hair clumps sticking out from the pigtails . This will make them appear more interesting . You can also eliminate any lines of overlap can be created by this. Also, erase the contour of the head as it is hidden behind the hair.
You can add a few lines to show folds of hair in the pigtails. You can also add some shading.
Tutorial Video 3 How To Draw Anime Hair Step By Step
Drawing Neatly Combed Anime Hair
Anime neatly combed hair drawing
The hairstyle is divided into three parts, by separating the front, the back, and side hair. The front portion of hair is different than the previous examples.Anime combed hair step by step drawing
Draw the hairline of the head. The hairline in this instance is particularly helpful for putting the front of the hairline.
Draw the side parts of hair using regular cures that are a little bit encircling the contour of the face. From towards the mid-point of hairline, draw two curvatures that curve downwards toward”side hair” “side hair”.
This is what is known as the “front hair” that is tucked under the sides, which is laid over it. Draw the hair behind with a clear split in the middle that has two curves running in both directions. This helps to illustrate you that hair is been of been neatly laid on the opposite side.
Include a few hair clumps on the hair on the bottom of the background.
You can also include a small hair clump that hangs from the center of the front section of hair. Since sometimes hair that is in this area may be too small to be pulled under the sides and some of it could hang down. This makes the hairstyle appear more natural and attractive. Add some fold lines along the front of the hair that are extending toward the sides to make it appear as if hair is pulled back to show that it is tucked in.
Drawing Curly Anime Hair
Anime curly hair drawing breakdown
Curly hair is one of one of the most difficult cartoon hairstyles that you can draw. This hairstyle may be divided into the sides in the front and back, and the hair on front identical to the earlier example.Anime curly hair step by step drawing
Start drawing hairline and head sketch.
From the hairline, draw two lines that run toward the sides of the head, to indicate the hair on the front. To indicate that your hair is curly, you can draw these lines with gentle waves.
The “side hair” in this instance is completely curled. It is possible to draw lines along the bottom of the curves to show the length of hair. The hair will then change into the form of “spires” in the form of hair beneath.
To create the real curls, first sketch the areas that are in the background. It’s possible to imagine the curls as cones which has been cut at an angle, then pulled apart.
Then, erase any part of the head that are hidden in the hair to avoid confusion. Add the lines that run along the background of the hair curls. These can be thought of as the front areas that are filled over.
Then you can draw cuts at the top of the curls.
As a final step, you could draw a tiny hair squiggle hanging in the center of the frontal section and then draw lines on the lower part of the hair in the background to show the folds in the inner part of the hair. Create lines that are more curly than the previous examples to demonstrate that hair has curly.
Drawing Anime Hair Buns
Anime hair buns drawing breakdown
Hair buns are a more uncommon, yet still a very popular as a style for anime hair. The hair bun can be divided into front, side as well as back.
You can draw hair buns hairstyle in the manner shown in the following:
Anime hair buns step by step drawing
Start again drawing with the hairline and the head.
Make your “front hair” in small clumps that point towards the middle of your face. Draw the sides the like the majority of other examples.
Make”side hair” or “side hair” by bending your face slightly “hugging” the face.
Create”the “back hair” basically curve around the head shape.
Then draw your hairbuns using some form of oval each one with a small portion of it concealed in”back hair” “back hair”.
In this way, you can remove the areas of the head covered by hair.
Draw a few of the curvature on the inside of your hair. You can draw them at will, however try to draw them in a way that follows the outside curvature of the bun using at least a couple of lines. This can help to create the “ball of thread” appearance that hair buns usually be.
Drawing Short Messy Anime Hair
Anime short messy hair drawing breakdown
The hair that is messy and short is also easy to separate into front sides, back and side sections.
It is possible to draw it using these steps:Anime short messy hair step by step drawing
Similar to other examples, Draw the hairline and head starting.
Draw the front part of hair, leaving the hair’s outer clumps sticking out towards the sides, not resting on the forehead as in many other examples.
Include the side sections, and split them at their ends that extend to the opposite direction.
Draw the background hair using the hair slightly split to one side. Then draw two curves that arise out, eventually changing into hair clumps that are placed on each face.
Add a pair of wispy clumps to the top splits in the background, and another pair of clumps on the areas to the inside that comprise”side hair. “side hair”. Eliminate the sections of the hair to which you added the clumps. Also, remove any areas of the lines of the face or head which are covered by hair.
Include the bottom of the hair design in small clumps, much like the other hair styles with shorter lengths within this instructional.
Drawing Short/Low Anime Hair Pigtails
Anime short low pigtails drawing breakdown
The final illustration of anime hair in this tutorial we will use the pigtails that are short and low. Like the other examples in this tutorial, they can be divided into front and sides and top hair.
This particular hairstyle can be drawn in the following manner:
Anime short low pigtails hair step by step drawing
Begin by drawing your head and hairline, as in all other examples.
Include the front part of hair first, as in this case, it is protruding a bit toward the sides and overlap the sides. Create the “front hair” splitting into tiny clumps. Do similarly on the other ends for “side hair”.
Create your “back hair” roughly in line with the shape of your head.
Then, add the pigtails to the top of the head, with tiny splits at their end.
Make sure the drawing is clean by erasing the areas of the head that are hidden behind the hair.
Include lines to show the hair’s curves inside and fold. In this case , only one line for the hair on the front clump.
Anime Hair Highlights
Highlights on hair can make your hair stand out without the need for additional shading. They are also fairly simple to apply.
Conclusion On Anime Hair Drawing
When drawing hair, it can be beneficial to arrange the hair into different sections. This will not only allow you to get an understanding of the best way to draw hair,, but it also lets you to modify the style by altering its different parts. To create more hairstyles, play around with mixing different sections of the front, back, and side sections of your hair in this video tutorial or by creating completely new styles.