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white hair tips by markstewart white hair tips by markstewart
If i got paid for every time i'm asked about white hairs i would be very comfortable indeed. I don't have all the answers and it's still very much a work in progress and there are many who i know on DA who are masters of this type of problem. So for any self taught beginners out there who keep asking how i do it i've put this quick beginners guide up for you. It does not cover all methods .. just the ones i have experimented with so far ... still working on indenting.
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differnt Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank u for the details ^
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Larc-Romeo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work Mark. :)
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markstewart Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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orinoor Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Excellent tips!
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shirls-art Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
exellent tutorial mark thanks for sharing
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markstewart Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
:D
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience and techniques.
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
No probs you're welcome, hope it helps as a starting point :D
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dlapastel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Nice.  And thanks.  (Electric erasers can also be useful)
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
No probs .. i only had a cheap one and that sucked. I must try a good quality one :D
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JaneyArt Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Arghhhh AMAZING.. Thanks Mark!!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
You're welcome Janey :D
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Jojemo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for sharing this information, Mark.  :iconkimberely:
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
You're welcome Joyce :D
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HyperionDreams Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Great tutorial Mark
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks bud :D
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
I've also been asked a thousand times how to draw single white hairs :giggle:
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
hah yes .. there has to be a way to profit from that ;)
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heartinart Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very helpful!!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks, i'm glad :D
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joansi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Sweet. This is helpful
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you, glad you found it helpful :D
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great Tutorial Mark - one thing I noticed that you didnt cover was the use of a sharp point to 'etch' the paper - I have seen quite a few people on DA use this technique, and have tried (with mixed results) myself.  I have found that you are working in the dark (excuse the pun) a little, but it can give you the finest of white lines, especially good for that wispy hair or strong white hairs on a moustache etc.  
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks, yes the indenting is something i am experimenting with myself at the moment. I'm in too minds about it to be honest, on one hand it does give beautiful fine lines but i don't like the deep grooves in the paper .. i like my paper smooth and when an indented drawing catches the light it looks terrible seeing those grooves. it's useful though so i'll keep experimenting and practicing with the indented method when needed.
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PauliDiaz Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
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Lmomjian Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good tutorial, though I would personally not recommend the use of a kneaded eraser for fine hairs. it is just too soft and too weak of an eraser. something like an eraser stick is what i would use. Of course probably the best option is an electric eraser, such as the Sakura.
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you, yes the kneadable eraser is very hard work but sometimes that's all you can get hold of. I must admit to not being a fan of electric erasers (although mine was a cheep one)  and i found it hard to control but i do love the sticks and pencil erasers. I've just got hold of a nice clutch pencil eraser (tombo) and i'm giving that a good old workout at the moment .. very nice piece of kit :D
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Lmomjian Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
true. the tombo eraser is very good.
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice tutorial Mark.  I agree with you.  I only use an eraser for drawing white hair.  Different eraser types create different texture in the hair.  I generally use a pencil eraser and kneaded erasers with a lot of negative drawing.  Cheers!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Same here Jim, Wish there was a quick and easier way though but i do find it strangely enjoyable to do it that way too and love experimenting with different erasers .. surprising just how different they all are. Thanks :D
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Skippy-s Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nice tutorial!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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iDimitriAllen Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow thanks man, I didn't think you would really take the time out to make this for me. Thanks again a lot and it sure did help
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
You're welcome, thought i should get them done before i forget ;) hope they help :D
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zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hair has got to be one of the most difficult things to do in a drawing but it is also lots of fun once you get to know the basics. Lovely tutorial Mark!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you, hair is intimidating for many and it can be tricky. But as you say once the basics are understood it can be a lot of fun i agree :D
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PencilSpecter Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Sugoi!!
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markstewart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
:D
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