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How to paint hair in oil paint?

How to paint hair in oil paint?

Here I give some advice how to paint hair in oil paint.

  • 1. Always provide softness where the hairline meets the background.
  • 2. Painting individual hairs is one of the biggest pitfalls. Make simple planes that show the character of the hair. Avoid the “Spagettie haircut” How? SQUINT! Close your eyes almost and look through your eyelashes. Now you only see the larger volumes and certainly no separate hairs. Try to achieve this simplification in your painting.
  • 3. Paint sporadically “bouncy” hairs. Do you see a hundred? Make three!
  • 4. Mauve is often a solution for those parts of the hairstyle that captures light. (Mauve is a combination of ultramarine blue + crimson + white)
  • 5. Another point of attention is the transition from the hair to the forehead. Make it softer. Exaggerate that softness!

General advice, See as much colours as possible in every hair complexion. For example, in red hair there is also green.

How to paint hair. some advice

Make the softest possible connection of the hairdo with the background.

 

How to paint hair.

Some dark accents are often more effective than light ones.

 

How to paint hair. some advice.

Even in blond hair are more dark parts that you might think.

 

How to paint hair. some advice.

Gel in the hairdo? Show that!

 

How to paint hair. some advice.

An almost bald head? Make a soft and gradual transition where the bald scalp meets the hair.

 

How to paint hair. some advice.

White hair also has colour!

 

How to paint hair. some advice.

Is the hairstyle rebellious? Exaggerate that!

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