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Advanced Head Drawing | Part 1: The Hair with Steve Huston

Advanced Head Drawing | Part 1: The Hair
Sharpen Your Head Drawing Skills Steve will guide you through his thoughtful approach to design, starting with the hair

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Steve Huston
Drawing, Head / Portrait
Colored Pencil, Pastel Pencil, Pen, Sharpie pen
3h 20m 46s
Advanced Head Drawing

In this series, master artist Steve Huston brings you his highly-anticipated advanced head drawing lessons. This first lesson in the series will cover drawing the hair, a fun but often tricky feature to accurately represent. Steve will begin with a lecture, giving you an overview of how to draw several hair types, as well as beards. You will learn how you can utilize hair as an element to emphasize gesture, characterization, and head structure in your drawings. Steve will do several demonstrations working from photo reference, and then you will have a chance to practice what you have learned in an assignment. The lesson concludes with Steve’s approach to the assignment, allowing you to compare your work with his.


  • Sharpie Markers
  • Colored Chalk
  • CarbOthello Pencil – Burnt Sienna
  • BIC Ballpoint Pen
  • Prismacolor Colored Pencil – White
  • Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencil – Sanguine
Intermediate / Advanced

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