Adding Details to the Hairline
Start Showing the Flow of the Hair
The hair naturally comes out of the part in the middle of the head, but as the hair travels up it also starts to curve and follow the roundness of the skull.
Add Some Shine
As light hits the hair it’s going to naturally shine. When you’re learning about adding details to the hairline, it’s best if you look at some reference pics online or in magazines to notice how the hair shines.
Ads for female shampoo are great sources to find really, super shiny hair! Remember that healthy hair is more shiny, and that good natured characters often have shinier hair than evil characters. This is a subtle effect that you can use when adding details to the hairline to make your characters more likeable.
Adjust the Shine
In this example, the shiny area of the hair was drawn with an outline.
While this outlined look might be what you want to go for with your particular style, if you want to have something that looks a little more natural you should erase the outline marks and continue to add depth to the hair by adding in more thin strands.
Finish off the Body
Finish off this study on adding details to the hairline by adding in some lines to define the character’s body so that you’re not just left with a floating head.