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Hair Tutorial - Introduction by Packwood Hair Tutorial - Introduction by Packwood
I take a closer look at some of my digitally painted portraits and give a summary of the different styles I've used in painting hair that I hope you will find useful.

Full paintings with Speed Painting YouTube video links in my gallery packwood.deviantart.com/galler…

My other Tutorials:
Hair Tutorial - Part 2 by PackwoodPainting Hair - Part 3 by PackwoodLips Tutorial - V2 by PackwoodLips Tutorial - V1 by PackwoodEyes Tutorial - V1 by PackwoodSkin Tutorial - V1 by Packwood
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Panhead13 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student General Artist
How would you paint jet black hair? What color would you use? How would you do it?
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Packwood Featured By Owner Edited Nov 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, if the lighting is just white light, then shades of grey (like this: cdn1.iloveindia.com/lounge/ima… ) . If you have coloured light sources, then obviously more colours are needed. Best probably to do an image search on Google for black hair then you will have a good reference.
Here a couple of my portraits with very dark hair:
Hilary Duff Painting by Packwood   Moko Painting by Packwood  Maria Montez painting in Photoshop by Packwood
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Panhead13 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome! Yeah, it's what I did on my first portrait (Of course the hair looked terrible, but that was from the edgings). Thanks for the help! Now, I'm going to take what I've learned, and do something (hopefully) amazing with it!
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HiddenWorlds Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Think this is the first part so faving it too
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IshaJules Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
nice hair
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FlemethAlenkoTherin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
While this is a lovely tutorial, and incredibly helpful, I must ask, what is a Wacom? 
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Packwood Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Link to Wacom website - www.wacom.com/en/products - A Wacom is a tablet and pen that you can use to draw with your computer.
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FlemethAlenkoTherin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been looking for one of these for so long! Thank you so much for the link, I really appreciate it. :D
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Sankesh94 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ok i'm gonna smack myself not my computer because its more valuable than me 
and gotta save money for wacom this company making me crazy with their products...  
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ynne-black Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
You sure have patience... I also don't like drawing hair, at all, especially when we have to draw traditional portraits in school... but I dare to say you paint hair quite well :3 My favourite part is the one with blurry hair over shoulders, it looks like those professional photo portraits, and it really draws attention to face.
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DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice info. :sun::skull:
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chillydragon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Ohh no... :facepalm: I use a touchpad...
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coral-striker Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
A touchpad's just as good as any other digi tool. Stick with it and you'll go far, trust me! :w00t:
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chillydragon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
:hug: Thank you!
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startraveller776 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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piggy-tails Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome tutorial! I had to laugh at your mouse comment; I would smack myself, but seeing as I'm stuck with the mouse till my husband can finish building me a new computer and get me a newer version of photoshop, I'll save myself the pain and just dream of the day when I get my wacom (and who knows, mayhaps the one I really REALLY want will be dirt cheap by then!!)!
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Packwood Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I know how that is... I'm saving for an upgrade too and probably hand this one down to the kids (the one I'm using is about 8 years old... maybe more).
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
LOL about the smacking :D Yes, mouse is not the best idea :lol: It's very illustrative and helpful tutorial, thank you very much for making it :iconflowerthnxplz:
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serafina-rose Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Is very useful!!!
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8DFineArt Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013   General Artist
That's a great tutorial, very helpful, very nice presented and funny, too! Thank you! I like the first line. :D
And the tip about "implying detail from feedback of the vision". That's very cool and I've never thought about that.
Your depth-of-field hair is really stunning and photorealistic, even on the closeup!
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Packwood Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks mate :)
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khumbirafoxhound Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Thanks! Is very useful!!!good pack of tips
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dragonslairnz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Your tip to people who are painting with a mouse made me LOL. And you're right - a short while without coffee/chocolate/that-extra-snack-you-pretend-you-didn't-buy and it's easy to afford even just a Wacom Bamboo.
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Packwood Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
;) great to help another Kiwi :D
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Sakurastorm7 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your tip on the Wacom XD at first I thought all of these were photos, but omg awesome! :clap:

(And yay first comment!)
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Packwood Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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