How to Draw Anime Hair in Pencil

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STEP 1. Start off with a clean line drawing of the head and hair. Use hard graphite to sketch and medium graphite to define lines. [1] Sketch in a circle with guidelines for the eyes and jaw. [2] Sketch in the eyes, eyebrows, nose and mouth. [3] Sketch in the bangs and any hair that is overlapping the face. Define the chin. [4] Sketch in the hair on the left side of the head. [5] Sketch in the rest of the hair. [6] Erase all unneeded guidelines and define the lines with an HB or F pencil.   STEP 2. Roughly shade over the hair, eyes and shadows with a soft pencil (2B or 4B). Smooth over the shading with either a blending stump or some paper towel.   STEP 3. Erase around the edges of the hair to make it stand out more against the background then use a kneaded eraser to add some highlights to the face and neck. Redefine the outlines of the hair with a 2B pencil.   STEP 4. Build up the dark shading using a 4B pencil and smooth out the skin with a blending stump.   STEP 5. Start off with a clean line drawing of the head and hair. Use hard graphite to sketch and medium graphite to define lines. [1] Sketch in a circle with guidelines for the eyes and jaw. [2] Sketch in the eyes, eyebrows, nose and mouth. [3] Sketch in the bangs and any hair that is overlapping the face. Define the chin. [4] Sketch in the hair on the left side of the head as well as the bow. [5] Sketch in the bow and the rest of the hair. [6] Erase all unneeded guidelines and define the lines with an HB or F pencil.   STEP 6. Use a 2B or 4B pencil to roughly shade in the hair eyes, and shadows. Use a blending stump or paper towel to smooth out the shading.   STEP 7. Use an eraser to add highlight to the drawing and define the outline of the hair. lighten up the skin as well. Use a 2B pencil to define the outlines of the hair, chin and neck.   STEP 8. Smooth out the shading in the hair using a 4H pencil/blending stump. Smooth out the skin using a kneaded eraser and blending stump.   STEP 9. Start off with a clean line drawing of the head and hair. Use hard graphite to sketch and define the lines. [1] Sketch in a circle with guidelines for the eyes and jaw. [2] Sketch in the eyes, eyebrows, nose and mouth. [3] Sketch in the bangs and any hair that is overlapping the face. Define the chin. [4] Sketch in the hair on the left side of the head as well as the bow. [5] Sketch in the the rest of the hair. [6] Erase all unneeded guidelines and redefine the lines with a 4H or 2H pencil.   STEP 10. Use an HB pencil to add light rough shading to the hair, face and neck.   STEP 11. Add another layer of shading to the hair with an 4H pencil. Start from the outside and work inwards. Make your lines follow the natural flow of the hair.   STEP 12. Use a 2H pencil to start defining the eyes and bangs. Use HB/2B graphite on the pupils. Work fro left to right when adding the in the next layer of hair shading. Make your lines follow the flow of the hair. if 4H is too light for the hair use 2H; if that's too light use an HB pencil.   STEP 13. Shade in the rest of the hair and smooth out the face and neck shading with a blending stump. Add as much detail as you would like to the head and hair before calling the drawing done.   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Step 8. Step 9. Step 10. Step 11. Step 12. Step 13.