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Hair Tutorial by jht888 Hair Tutorial by jht888
This is the tutorial that so many of you have request for, this is a step by step on how I paint my hair in my paintings. I have used Clara’s beautiful face from my painting “Clara from Journey to the centre of the Tardis (below)” I have removed all of her hair and have painted without any references Clara with blonde hair in a style that came to my head. I wanted to show you all just how easy it is to paint volume realistic hair.

With my Eye, Nose, Mouth and ear tutorial, you can learn to do a realistic face to paint the hair on but I have also included a template from my Clara painting without any hair so you can download it and follow my step by step method and paint the beautiful hair yourself.

  

Please feel free to download the bust of Clara to practise on, I would love to see your interpretations.

I hope you all like this one :) If you have time please leave a comment, fav it or add me to your Watch list.
I hope that you can take a little something from this :squee:
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jighyas Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
nice
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jht888 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Thank you and I'm so sorry about the very late reply :bow:
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BigBoomer101 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
freakishly realistic hair O.o thank you for this tutorial
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jht888 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Thank you so much for that Big B, I'm so happy that you find this useful :bow:
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HilaHGP Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
it's really helpful, thanks! (and it's also very weird to see Jenna Coleman  with blond hair)
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jht888 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
You're welcome and thank you for commenting :happybounce:
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Nahemia Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
great tutorial :)
random question: do you always pain with a black background or you just put it for the tutorials?
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jht888 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
I started doing the paintings on black backgrounds to start with because its easy on my eyes and it just stuck now with everything I paint. Glad you like it, thank you :happybounce:
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NeycuuRose1 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
and i wonder how this was done. :| 
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jht888 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
I hope this helps you out :D :happybounce:
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NeycuuRose1 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I could say it would help anybody else out, but i don't really understand it though, 
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gamage-inbox Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow. thank you for sharing :)
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jht888 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
You are ever so welcome, thank you :bow:
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013   General Artist
Hi!
We have chosen your work for our Featured Folder for December!
This piece has been featured here:

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On behalf of:
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jht888 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
:wow: Thank you so much, I'm so honoured :squee:
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Zackaran Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student General Artist
omg thank you :D i have so much trouble with hair ._.
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jht888 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
You're very welcome, I'm glad that you can get some tips off this tutorial and others :happybounce:
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Narumo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm all for beautiful hair (I have a more animesque style, though) :)

Do you have a Part 1, or a start of some kind for the series? Do you list the tools (program, type of brushes) used somewhere?
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jht888 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
I first started these tutorials with the eye tutorial, then the nose, followed by the mouth then the hair and lastly the ears (links in the description above) but I will be covering more bits in the future like blending, textures, hands, body etc.
I use Photoshop CS5 and the main brush I use is the standard soft brush which is for 95% for all my paintings. I use the soft brush for near enough everything from skin, hair, clothes absolutely nearly everything as I am self taught and I like to keep everything really simple. I never use the BLUR or SMUDGE tools and never use any MASKS either. I just wanted to show everyone that realistic panting can be achieved using the most simple brush and practise.

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment :bow: :clap: 
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Narumo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the explanation :) It's interesting to see other methods of painting step by step.

And you're welcome.
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Cute-Heart Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student General Artist
amazing !
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jht888 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
So glad you like it, thank you again :happybounce:
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JPMNeg Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Thank you for posting this. I have a question, how many layers did you use?
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jht888 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
You are welcome :happybounce: For the building up of the hair, I use around four or five layers depending on how much body I want the hair to have, each layer is a different shade of hair colour. I hope this helps you :typerhappy:
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Amro0 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautifully done! Clap

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jht888 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
I'm honour that you like it, thank you :squee: :bow:
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Amro0 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome ! Hug

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Somelarder Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great tutorial ! :D
I'm sure it will elp a lo of people ! :nod:
Just one question : what are the settings of your brush for the hair ? I'm just curious :lol:
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jht888 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Thank you so much Melvin :bow:
The brush is a standard soft brush with settings of 50% Flow and Opacity, with pressure sensitivity pressed on :D
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Somelarder Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :w00t:
Oh okay I was excepting something else :D
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pixeluna Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is a very good tutorial, your hair painting is wonderful!
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jht888 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Thank you ever so much for that lovely comment :clap: :D
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DendaReloaded Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"step 1: start with a perfectly drawn face lol" amazing tutorial, good job! c:
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jht888 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
:giggle: I just wanted to give a little encouragement to all that have used my tutorials. You've made me smile, thank you ever so much for your great comment :clap:
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DendaReloaded Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np c: whilst i don't use them as i don't draw digitally i support all the artists that try to help others. you're gr8, keep goin!
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LaNora-84 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful work on this!! thanks for showing how you do it :D
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jht888 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Thank you ever so much for that amazing comment :clap: :squee:
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LaNora-84 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :D
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LittleWolf-Dreamer Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! Wow! Truman, this is just fantastic and once again you make it look so easy. :iconflyingheartsplz: I really love all your step by step tutorials and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that when it comes to me having go, with these wonderful tutorials it'll work a bit better than my failed attempts last time. =^.^=
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jht888 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Thank you ever so much :D You will be just fine Dawn, the way you do your photo manips, you will have absolutely no trouble doing any of these tutorials :happybounce:
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LittleWolf-Dreamer Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Most welcome Truman. :hug: Fingers crossed. =^.^=
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! It looks amazing (when I try to paint like this, it always looked, like she has "broken" hair) - seems I need to practice more ;)
Do you use 100 % opacity - and hard edge?
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jht888 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
You are very kind, thank you again :bow:

I use a standard soft brush, with 50% Flow and Opacity with the pressure sensitively pressed on for both, so the lighter you press, the softer the hairs :typerhappy:
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
ok, that helps! thank you - again!
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Raingrass Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Any specific brush used to paint hair?  It looks good. Thanks :)
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jht888 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Thank you for that :happybounce:

I only use a standard soft brush with settings of 50% on Flow and Opacity for painting :squee:
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Raingrass Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Awesome, thank you very much! :)
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dragonx81 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!
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jht888 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Thank you so much, you're far too kind :)
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petiteUlis Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Hmm I dare say I disagree with the comments above... 

My main objection is that the hairline goes too high, implying there is skull that high. There is also the fact that we can usually see some hair on the sides of the face, near the ears, they are absent here. I must notice, though, that in your "Clara", you did both points right. Lastly, you are painting very few large "strands"(thin ones, you have, but no "section" of hair), the hair hardly overlaps in your image, front and far hair flow nearly in the same direction, which looks unnatural, further hair should partially be covered.

Apart from that, I'm afraid I can only offer criticism on principles and am unable to give you how to apply them for tools etc... and I'm kind of sorry for that because the process you are using looks terribly long : /

Good luck, though, hair is hard to master ! And I'll always be interested in reading your tutorials !




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