Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Hey, practice makes perfect! Just keep at it like I did. I started drawing actively in grade 4 & didn't start painting until I was about 13 or so (didn't get very good until I was about 15 lol). I'm 21 now and still learning to perfect some things.
As for the hair effect, with crayon or pastel it just takes patience to draw in every line. With paint, I usually wet the color down, dip the brush in (flat brushes work best), dab it & scrunch it on a piece of paper towl to get all the little brush hairs standing up & then sweep it across the canvas so that it leaves behind a sort of streaky/hair pattern. Hard to explain! Lol ;)
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