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Kate WIP by trickyvicky1978 Kate WIP by trickyvicky1978
Damn it! My brain has gone to mush and I can't think what to write!! That's what 3 hours of drawing hair does to you!

Anyways, to cut a long story short and because I can't figure out what to write - this is my current project featuring Kate Winslet. I don't usually pick women to draw but I wanted to try and improve my hair drawing skills and this picture filled my goal. As you can see I've sketched out where the hair going to go, now I'm onto the eye melting task of filling in all the detail. Why oh why do I do this to myself?!

Might call the finished piece 'An English Rose' What do you think?
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Svera Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Yes, hair is hard to draw, my poor brain always suffers from it ;) But your picture looks very well and I'm sure the outcome will be fantastic!
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trickyvicky1978 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Thanks! :hug: I'm so glad you've commented as I've been meaning to let you know that it's your wonderful hair tutorial that I'm using to help me with this piece :D What luck that you should comment! Your tutorial has been such a help, definitely going to give you a mention on my future submissions for this deviation :love:
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Svera Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
You're welcome :hug: Awww, that's great, you've no idea how happy this makes me :glomp: You're the first one where I can actually see how people use my tutorial :aww:
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trickyvicky1978 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Aw fab! I would have thought lots of people would have been in touch to show you how your tutorial helped.
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Svera Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Many people told me they want to try it out but so far no one showed me some results ;) Maybe they are just shy.
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trickyvicky1978 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Aw shame :-(
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Sheloize Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's beautiful. I can already see there will going to be so much detail on her hair. Good luck finishing it.
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trickyvicky1978 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Thanks! :hug:
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Sheloize Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome!~~~ :tighthug:
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kat210 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow, she looks gorgeous so far, your hair drawing skills are amazing :] She's gonna be beautiful when you've finished her :] :hug:
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trickyvicky1978 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Thanks! :hug: I only wish I had your confidence in me!
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kat210 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Student General Artist
You're welcome :] :huggle: Aww, don't say that, it'll turn out beautiful! :glomp:
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trickyvicky1978 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Hehe! I hope so! :fingerscrossed:
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kat210 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Student General Artist
lol, good luck! :manhug:
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danUK86 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010   General Artist
Looks great so far :)

I do a lot of erasing for the lighter parts of the hair, tends to speed things up, looks like you've done the same down where the hair ends?
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trickyvicky1978 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Thanks! :hug: Yeah I've done a lot of erasing; I'm using *Svera's Hair tutorial as a guide [link] So far the techniques are working well for me, even if my concentration levels aren't!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010   General Artist
cool :) And you're welcome :hug:
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michaelmonroe Featured By Owner May 8, 2010   Traditional Artist
gorgeous drawing i love kate winslet
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trickyvicky1978 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Thanks! :D
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michaelmonroe Featured By Owner May 9, 2010   Traditional Artist
Welcome :)
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Katakana1 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Great work :clap:
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trickyvicky1978 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Thanks! :D
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Katakana1 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
you're welcome :)
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Gin85 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish you good luck with it because I know how hard it is to draw hair. It drives me crazy and I just don't have enough patience to draw hair properly. I think I have quite chaotic style of drawing hair :D Anyway, your drawing looks good so far and the title sounds nice as well. :-)
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trickyvicky1978 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Thanks! :hug: Yeah, hair can be really difficult to draw. I'm generally ok at drawing short hair but not had much practice at drawing long hair. There's some excellent tutorials on here though if you're struggling with your technique - =Cataclysm-X has some fantastic tutorials, but for this piece I'm trying out *Svera's tutorial [link] and so far it's going well even if it is liquidfying my brain!
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Gin85 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :-) And thanks for the links :thanks:
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celexana Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I do know how you feel. I went through the same with my Amanda Seyfried portrait the other day...I wonder why I put myself through it(drawing the hair). For me, it's the hardest part of the portrait.
You are doing a great job with the eyes and face, so take a break and return to do the hair....that's what I do. =)
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trickyvicky1978 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Thanks hun :hug: Generally I'm ok at drawing hair, if it's short and belongs to some sexy male! ;-) But I really admire the way other artists on here draw long flowing locks, so this drawing is kinda a practise piece for me to help improve my skills. If you're having trouble drawing hair, have you tried any of =Cataclysm-X's tutorials? They helped me a lot. For this drawing I'm using one of *Svera's tutorials [link] which is fantastic also.
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celexana Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome! :hug: I did check out the hair tutorials and they
are quite helpful! And I added them to my watch :D
I may have to refer to them on occasion, but just knowing what pencils and tools to use will be beneficial...
I think I'm a real novice in drawing hair right now! =P But, practicing
will make drawing hair more easy in time. Now, I know that drawing
male hair doesn't have a much to draw...the women have the long locks
and that gets me going crazy at times. I have to revise the hair
if the photo has not as good lighting and the hair style! Oh, my gosh,
I have confronted many photos that the hair is like a birds' nest xD
So I improvise the hairstyle, or try to!
Happy drawing on the hair! I'll await for your finished portrait! :wave:
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trickyvicky1978 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Thanks!
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celexana Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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