Commission. Acrylic on Board.
Here is the whole process of the hair.
The main 3 steps. You can see the main 3 tools on each frame: Pencil, airbrush, paintbrush in that order.
As you can see the key is the pencil stage which takes like a day of work. The airbrush stage is pretty simple, 25 minutes of work. The brush stage is very easy thanks to the pencil stage, this takes 2 days, I use a #1 fine Sable brush, don't use synthetic brushes, they suck.
It's not that difficult.
The only way to paint hair is to draw and paint each and every single one of them. There's no other way if you wanna make it look like that. I learned that from Sorayama. I used to paint hair like this [link]
which is the way that most of the artist do, even the famous ones. I've seen artist trying to do it with the airbrush
Open your mind.
Normal people seen millions of hairs in the human head. The human head have no more than 150,000+ . That's not too much. But if you think that it is impossible to paint all of them you will fail as Luke failed to lift the X-Wing
Here is the thing: You don't need to paint them all
. It is not a contradiction of what I just said. If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it does it make a sound?.
The human mind is lazy. If you look at this deviation you may see 150,000 hairs, but there's less than 1000. It's a visual trick
. However you still have to do as much as you can.
For me, the more difficult it looks, the more I like it. It's like a challenge. Like the hunter who start with a bunny, and ends with an African elephant. (hunting is awful, it's just an example).
As an artist you were born with a gift that society will try to destroy with mental barriers, through all your life. Don't kill the child on you, keep it hidden
Model: Adorable Jenny Poussin
Please be respectful with the model.
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