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Drawing braided hair is another one of those really difficult things to do, so here is how to and a few extras.

1. This is the common braid, using 3 strands of hair. First start from the top (Like always) and work down slowly, drawing the left hand section first, then overlapping it with a top section. TIP: Draw a guide line where you want the braid to flow to, that way your braid looks more natural, and when you draw it just follow the line! Simple eh?

2. Twisted hair. For most people this hair style doesn't really stay in properly, but it does look effective in Illustrations. Draw the main section lines first, then you can go back up the other side and close the gaps. Because this is more simple than the common braid, you can use this instead and it looks just as effective!

3. Buns. They can be created by not fully pulling a pony tail through the hair tie, leaving a looped over bun section and the ends of the hair hanging out the bottom. Others are created by wrapping all the hair together and then fastening it. Remember hair has texture so don't just draw a flat round ball unless the unrealistic style is what your going for!

4. Pony tails! The first one is for wavy-ish hair style, and a bit layered. Some of the top hair can't reach as well as the bottom hair. Long and straight hair is next, you can layer that too, though the layered parts wont stick out the same as the wavy hair. Braids again, this is how they sit when done up in a ponytail. Finally a rat's tail type pony tail. Looks great on anime guys! The thing to remember is when someones hair is out it's long, then when it's tied back it gets shorter, and then when it's braided it gets even shorter still. Just something to keep in mind when you draw ^_^
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Here's a few good examples of how the different hair styles sit, see how they are totally different styles but the sit in a very similar way. I've also drawn examples of hair blowing in the wind for wavy/curly hair and straight hair. With wavy hair it will get messier than the straight but they will both have fly away strands of hair ^_^
So now it's up to you! now remember, the more practice you do, the better you'll get (and the crazier hair styles you can manage!) It will be easier to plan out hair it it will start coming naturally to you so don't fret if you can't get it quite right the first time. If you get a bit lost for ideas, play with your own hair or a friends, look in magazines and on the web, you'll get inspiration in no time!
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Posted 10/18/08
Cool those are great tips thanks for posting this
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