This lesson will show you a simple approach for drawing all sorts of hair types and styles. We will be using a separation of light and dark masses as the basis for the hair forms before layering texture over this base.
Start by finding the darkest shapes in the hair.
Sketch these shapes simply.
Fill in the shapes with an average dark tone.
You can then start to find gradient transitions that go from dark to light – away from these shadows and towards the highlights.
You may need to use the eraser to amplify the highlights.
You can also use gradual passes of light tone to soften the texture of the hair.