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Uploaded: June 11, 2014
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 9
Updated: June 12, 2014
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I have been wanting to make a lesson on "how to draw curly" hair for a while now. This lesson is going to be simple and effective, and will also allow folks to draw curly hair for themselves on your female occ's. Since I am either making blonde, black, brown, pink, or purple colored hair styles on various figures, I thought it would be a nice change to make this lesson on curly hair a red headed model. I think red curly hair on females is so pretty. When the red hair is in the sun or daylight you can see the bright highlights through the curly locks. This drawing style is very similar to the beautiful face I drew a few weeks back. I love this drawing style for regular female characters. Hopefully you guys will enjoy drawing curly hair. I will be back with more lessons so be sure to stay tuned in.

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How to Draw Curly Hair

how to draw curly hair step 1

STEP 1.

Start by sketching out the shape of the face or head guide like so, then sketch in the facial guidelines.
 
how to draw curly hair step 2

STEP 2.

Using the guide you just made, sketch in the structure of the model's face. It should be angled and nicely portioned. Draw in the curls that falls on the face like so, then move to step three.
 
how to draw curly hair step 3

STEP 3.

Use the facial guidelines to draw in the big eye shape. The lining should be dark, thick and full bodied.
 
how to draw curly hair step 4

STEP 4.

Sketch in the nicely shaped eyebrow like so, then color it in.
 
how to draw curly hair step 5

STEP 5.

Once we get her face drawn in we can draw the curly hair. Sketch in the cute button nose, then draw in the smile, lips or mouth.
 
how to draw curly hair step 6

STEP 6.

Now let's draw in the curly hair. Start by drawing the top part of the head which is also the hair. The lining should be straight but have a slight wave. Curly hair is usually full bodied. On the left side you will begin drawing layers of hair in curly swoops. There should be a total of three layers.
 
how to draw curly hair step 7

STEP 7.

On the right side there should be the same amount of layers, but this time make the curls thicker, fuller and more prominent since the model's head is slightly tilted to the left.
 
how to draw curly hair step 8

STEP 8.

The curly hair is drawn, now you can finish off this lesson by drawing the long slender neck and some of the shoulders. There is also another curl bump on the back of her neck. Erase your mistakes and you are done.
 
how to draw curly hair step 9

STEP 9.

The line art should come out looking like the drawing you see here. Color in your model and you can choose any hair color you like.