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Tutorial: Drawing Ethnic Hair by wingedtwilight Tutorial: Drawing Ethnic Hair by wingedtwilight
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Excalibur-T005 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
You are a freaking life-saver. I've run across literal bucketloads of tutorials that go over how to draw one type of hair, and... well, to those tutorials, that's hair. Fine, straight, falls down and that's pretty much it, show's over, no need to draw hair that isn't like that.

I searched for a couple of hours for a tutorial like this one, and I am so glad to finally find that my search was not in vain.
IchigoMoonCutter Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very helpful. I'm learning to draw hair and these are great examples!
Miato-says-meow Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm a 3B! This is very useful.
Olixspiral Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Atima-Rosetta Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
VERY helpful, thank you so much for making this!
YokoNakajima Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student
Will there be a part 2
XG912 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! I had to go on you tube to find my hair type, which is Type 4B! But this tutorial can help anyone who struggles to understand hair types. The sad part about this is most people would like to remain ignorant when it come to Black people hair. I just wish for people to educate them selves first than practice on drawing POC. I hate whenever an artist make a tutorial to explain POC, you would always have that one cry baby who says, "But black people hair is hard to draw!" So they just throw a ridiculous afro on their black character. Why is it so hard for people to study how blacks wear their hair in public? I apologize if you live in an area or country where you are not familiar with blacks. Just search online about black people hair (that's a terrible reference ^^;). Weave is a norm that a lot of black female celebrities try to push on women to make them believe if you want long hair than wear weave. I relax my hair still because it tames it and perms are a lot cheaper to manage my hair. Well that's just my opinion of my hair, and no black women don't perm their hair to look white! White people are not the only race with straight hair so how is perming my hair my goal to obtain that look? Sorry for the small rant I am really thankful for this tutorial!!! :D
sugomon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a wonderful job on this. Thank you! :)
XyAckhart Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
I've been looking for a tutorial on this for a while now... thank you!!!
TheWhiteJewel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
I appreciate this so much you have no idea. Hair! <3
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