Friday, June 17, 2011

Painting Hair - Things to Learn

"Staring Intently"
Oil on Canvas, 8" sq., c. Catherine Vines
I'm still not satisfied with my model's hair.  
However, I found a great resource on WetCanvas, "Tips on Painting Hair." Among the tips they offer are:
  • The darkest parts are behind and around the ear.
  • Highlights have the most texture (I tried that here and am not so sure).
  • Like everything else, paint values!
  • Be sure hair models the shape of the head.
  • Extend flesh tones into the hair line.
Now to work on putting them into effect.

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