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    How can I paint hair?

    Hi guys,I need your help.
    How can I paint hair? Can you send me the link of some brushes?
    I like it but I would finish it in the best way but for that I need your advices.
    How can I paint hair?

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    Holy shit, use bigger brushes.

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    Search the forums 1st, it's a really common question and there are lots of threads with the answer.
    As an aside, you will find it very difficult to paint hair when your canvas is cropped so close to her face, so expand the canvas.

    D'Arcy

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    Thanks guys for the fast response
    Falchion I was using a small brush for the detailes,but I'm asking to you to find some tips to paint them.
    Thanks D'Arcy

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    The right question in your case is "how do I paint"?

    You are basically hitting every rookie mistake there is, from using a tiny brush and copying a photo, to focusing on the face and ignoring the background. You should be focusing on your working method, not on making a picture.

    What you should do is scrap this and start learning the fundamentals of drawing and painting: structure, perspective, lighting, anatomy, and composition.

    Book recommendation: "Figure Drawing for All It's Worth" and/or "Creative Illustration" by Andrew Loomis.

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    Thanks for the comment arenhaus.
    The painting isn't good? In it i didn't use a sketch but I've painted with a reference but without a scketch.
    I know the steps to draw a face and I give a quick look to the Andrew Loomis's book too.
    I used this image as reference: http://images4.fanpop.com/image/phot...-1831-2560.jpg

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    Nooo, don't ever use photo models for face ref. You can't analyze their faces by using a photo from 1 perspective, with light from all directions if their faces are masked on top, especially troublesome if they are photomanipulated. Also don't give a quick look to Andrew Loomis, treat it like your new bible.

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    Thank you for your comment Swamp,very useful!
    Understood,now I immediately start to draw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paky View Post
    Thank you for your comment Swamp,very useful!
    Understood,now I immediately start to draw
    Great attitude! Keep it up and you'll go far.

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    Thanks!
    I've posted some drawings in my sketchbook

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paky View Post
    In it i didn't use a sketch but I've painted with a reference but without a scketch.
    You should have. Sketches are necessary for getting all the features laid out proportionally and making sure the head/composition/everything is the way you want it. THEN start painting and rendering. Don't skip the sketch! =)

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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
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