078 Rendering Hair In Colored Pencil

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: November 14, 2016

Topic: Rendering Hair in Colored Pencil

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This is an all-important topic for portraiture artists: how to draw hair! John and Lisa dish out their best tips for rendering hair that looks natural and dynamic: follow the reference photo religiously, focus on abstract shapes vs. individual strands, work in sections, work in layers, and more! Lisa also shares an archival alternative to the gel pens that many artists may be tempted to use for highlights.

 Links Referenced:

-Lisa’s video How Not to Draw Hair:


-Lisa’s Jon Snow video How to Draw Hair in Colored Pencil


-Lisa’s video How to Get White Lines and Detail in Colored Pencil


-Touch Up Texture



-Colored Pencil Titanium White


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Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .


Stay sharp!