Draw the inner outline of the hairstyle now. Finally draw the actual hair buns with somewhat of an oval shape for each with part of it hidden behind the “back hair”. Short hair can be very voluminous on top, as it's not pulled down by its own weight. Now add some random hair clumps sticking out from the pigtails to make them look a little more interesting and erase any overlapping lines that this creates. Afterward, connect each end of the hair to the hairline using a line. This way it can be drawn quickly, with exaggerated shading that conceals the lack of detail. The fewer of them, the better. How to Draw Anime Girl Hair. Draw the head and the hairline same as the other examples. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to draw hair for both male and female characters. Draw the very middle portion of these clumps reaching further down. The pigtails are another very common style of anime hair. You can also optionally draw in a few more lines into the hair to make it look a little more split up than the “Hime Cut” which tends to have more dense “front hair”. Our character will look cute and innocent with them! Let's see how to draw anime pigtails step by step. Avoid sharp ends. If you draw additional lines between them, you'll create nice, thick strands. Make the “back hair” pretty much following the shape of the head. Notice that the lines extend from the crown at the back of the head; one set of lines connects to the ear, while the other encircles the head to meet at the hairline. With time, you’ll also be able to mix things up and experiment with hairstyles you’ve seen on your favorite anime and manga. Draw the bangs. Color or shade the hair, and you’re done. Because this hairstyle is so stylized, don't be afraid to use thick lines here. What is its general shape? For this particular hairstyle draw the front hair clumps going far enough down the face to fully cover one eye. Draw the “front hair” in small clumps pointing towards the middle of the face and the sides same as most of the other examples. Draw the hair right over the top of the head and hairline as in the example above. You can add some ears as well. For the “Hime Cut” the hairline will again be covered by the hair. For the final example of anime hair in this tutorial we have the short/low pigtails. In this tutorial, I will show you how to draw various manga hairstyles: straight hair, wavy hair, pigtails, and short hair. I'm a Polish artist with a long experience in doing useless, but creative things. Draw wavy strands on the sides of the face. How long is it? Draw the top/back section of the hair blending into that side hair. You can add some detailing lines on the strands. If you want neater looking hair you can draw them the same as the first example. Generally it’s a good idea to leave this section of the hair for the last part of the line drawing as in the front view of the head it will be in the back behind most of the other parts of the hair. Copy some rhythm lines randomly inside the main outline. Angle the cheeks down towards the bottom of the head at a sharper angle to give the jawline some contour. You can again give the hair some light shading if you like. Start by drawing the hair and indicating the hairline. For this particular example the hair will be a bit more messy so the clumps will curve more in different directions. Another fairly common anime hairstyle is the ponytail. Add the bottom portion of the background hair drawing in small clumps pretty much the same as the other shorter hair examples in this tutorial. So the hair can pretty much just be splits into the front and back sections. Collaborate. Draw the background hair with a slightly split to one side and the two curves that come out of it eventually transitioning into hair clumps on each side of the head. Save. How to Draw Natural, Textured, Afro Hair (How to Draw Curly Hair), How to Draw Natural, Textured, Afro Hairstyles (Afros, Locs, Braids, Twists). Keep them slightly random for a messy look. Get access to over one million creative assets on Envato Elements.