- Take a picture (or have someone do this for you) like the one to the right.
- Lightly draw out your head, neck and shoulders (as seen in your photo) on the 11" x 14" white drawing board.
- Indicate (with your pencil) a few lines of your hair texture so as to gain more confidence before committing to the ink.
- With your twig(s), begin simulating the texture of your hair. Pay special attention to the direction of your hair. Notice the parallel directional lines that the hair creates.
- Watercolor washes -- Choose a color (does not have to be your true hair color) to use as a "staining" type of wash. In other words, don't go too dark or opaque. A wash implies that it should only serve as a color overlay. Going too dark will hide our hair texture (the main feature of this project).