When Orangeplum is sad she draws sad kisses.
This time, it’s Netherlands’ hair. Again, sorry for the rush draws aaahhh.
1. Start out with the basic shape of the head and the eyebrows/eyes and even the scar placement. This will help measure where the hairline starts so he won’t look bald.
2. First make a -slightly- wavy fan shape pattern. Start in the middle and slowly make the waves pinwheel to the right, going slightly behind his ear. You’re welcome to add his sideburns to measure where the wavy lines should end.
Then go back to the middle and do the same wavy lines tilting towards the left and tuck it neatly back, stopping maybe midway of his eye-length. You can add the small shape of his left ear sticking out so you’ll know where to stop adding lines. Don’t forget to give a small impression of his left sideburn.
3. Next, fill out the lines! Make sure that his hair-front looks like a crown/tiara rather than a hedge of grass. It’s long in the middle and gradually becomes smaller as it falls to the sides! He’s NOT Bart Simpson so avoid making all his hair things the same height!!
He has a tulip like hair heehee. Unlike Germany, his bangs are much longer. If they were released from their hairgel-prison, it would likely fall past his nose. You can use that as a measurement to know how appropriately tall his hair should be. It should be as long as his forehead or slightly less, depending on how stylized your art is.
4. Then similarly like Ludwig, the hair behind the lion’s mane is brushed back into the head. But the difference is that Ned keeps his hair far more loose and longer, so the stray hairs trail all the way to his neck. The back of his hair should NOT exceed his chin. It should be exact or slightly above.
5. Add in the details and touch-ups!
Reminder: His sideburns are longer than Germany’s! It goes at the end of his ear.
“From the people of America, Happy Birthday England!”
(I am so sorry that it’s already the 24th across the pond OTL)
I sort of drew this hurriedly so forgive my mistakes just this once orz.
1. I suggest sketching the shape of the head and the eyebrows/eyes first so we can have an exact measurement!
2. I would start roughly in the middle then sketch out a pinwheel-set of lines going towards the right until it curves behind is ear. Then I return to the middle and do the same except these set of lines curve to the left. The curves of his hair strands are supposed to move behind his head, not towards his ears! This will give it the 3Dimensional feel. His hair in the middle is not so curved as compared to when it passes above his right eye.
Then I add a rounded square taper following the lines of his face. It should not be super fluffy or super rounded. It should look like a very soft edge.
His forehead as you can see, doesn’t pop out! Make sure his hair is not so high up! He’ll look like he’s balding! But make sure the hair is not overly fluffy either! As you can see in the outline, his hair is following the very line of his head. After all that’s what happens when you flatten back your hair.
3. Gently follow the curve of his head until you reach the other edge, where you make it slightly squarish again. You’re welcome to finally add 1-2 stray hairs because his bangs aren’t very long, it would probably stop above his head. But after adding that, carefully make a diagonal line connecting to his neck. It’s not a curve. It goes diagonally.
Finally add the strands on the back of his head. It’s not long at all but it’s not shaved/buzzcut so he’ll have strands.
4. Add the details!!!
Note that his sideburns are thin and short and doesn’t go past his ears. But if it’s your style to make them thick, be my guest!
小西 克幸♥ Konishi Katsuyuki- the Japanese VA for America and Canada, was born on April 21, 1973.