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    Talking Trying to take my hair painting to the next level...

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    1 hour speed paint from photo. I feel like when it comes to properly 'describing' hair with colour and vales I'm not quite getting it.
    Can anyone give and handy tip of how to 'think' of hair or treat it?
    It usually comes out kind of mushy for me, and would love an outside push...
    I just used an oval brush for this, as I didn't want to get carried away with fancy hair brush textures, as I really want to understand the form of it better.
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Size:  363.4 KB Here's an older study, which is frankly worse. I know some of the issue here is 'muddy' colours, and not defining enough the broader form. At least that's what I think! Would appreciate others feedback, as I'm having trouble 'seeing' it myself.

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    Simplify, don't paint each and every hair. Paint the big mass, a few locks and, if you really need to, a couple of hairs to sell the idea of hair.
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    I think eezacque's advice is solid. It helps to squint at your reference image to blur out the details, this forces you to consider the shapes as a whole. Also, I notice that your colors are a bit off in the shadow areas, where you painted them quite saturated but they're more desaturated in your reference image. Lastly, I think you painted on a masked layer or in a selection, since the outer edge of your hair is super harsh. This makes it look artificial. If you look at your reference image, the outer edge of her hair is a bit fuzzy because of smaller hairs that are "sticking out".

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