Fantasy Hair Tutorial

Please note: These are just my ways of doing things in Paint. I don't use it very much, so there may be easier/quicker ways to do what I am doing, feel free to play around!

1. I prefer to draw the hair last, especially in Paint, as the hair often needs to go over the clothes. Open your doll. 2. Feel free to use you own colours, but I have made some palettes to make it a little easier for you - you will find them at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, have a go at making your own.
To use the palette, go to Edit/Paste From and locate the colour palettes from where you saved them on your PC. This will open them into the same document as your doll.
For this tutorial, you will need the black palette & a coloured palette.
3. Once in Paint, click on the Brush tool and choose the smallest brush size.
You could use the Pencil tool instead, if you want, but I always find the Brush easier as you just have the "cross-hair" cursor and thins makes it much easier to see what you are actually doing.
4. Use the Pick Color tool to select colour 4 from your palette. We're going for a "Princess Leia" look, with braids. Draw in the hair as shown. 5. Use the Pick Color tool to select a darkish shade from your dolls outifit. Use this colour to draw a headband & a band around the buns on the sides. 6. Use this same colour to create a netting effect on the side-buns.
7. Still with the same colour, add little pixels of colour as fastenings on the braids. 8. Use colour 1 to add shading to the parting, around the jawline & on the buns. 9. Expand the shading with colours 2 & 3, also adding shading to the top of the braids.
10. Use colour 5 to add highlights to the top of the head & the braids. 11. Use colour 6 to add a few pixels of ultra-shininess onto the highlight drawn in the previous step. 12. Add some decoration, if desired.
Your hair is complete!
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