How To Draw Blonde Hair

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Drawing realistic hair can be hard enough. But drawing blonde hair is especially tough.

Blonde (or light color) hair can sometime look like it’s shinning in the light and it hard to create that effect with just black and white pencil shading.

So how are you suppose to create the effect of blonde shiny hair with dark shading?

Well in this video, Michael will show you the techniques you can use to do just that.

If you’d like to draw along, here the reference photo that he’s using in the video. As well as the finished drawing so you can compare it with yours when you’re done.

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Draw Realistic Hair – How To Draw Blonde Hair

If you like this video and would like to learn more about how to draw hair, check out my course How To Draw Realistic Portrait From Photographs.

Inside, you’ll learn everything you need to know to draw a realistic pencil portrait from start to finish.

In fact, in the Hair Drawing Module of the course alone, you’ll learn how to draw every sort of hair imaginable.

This includes…

  • Baby Hair
  • Blonde Hair
  • Short Male Hair
  • Braided Hair
  • Facial Hair
  • And a lot more!

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  1. Viv
    4 months ago

    What kind of pencil is the one that Michael uses in the video? What brand is it from and what is the name of the model?? Also, what is the hardness/softness of the lead that you use in this video?


  2. Edinaldo
    8 months ago

    Muito bom seus desenhos, e sua dicas são de grande aproveito para todos.
    Muito obrigado.


  3. jacqueline
    11 months ago

    Hello Ethan,

    I whish my english were better to enjoy your drawing lessons. Unfortunetly, my understanding of englist is quite limited.
    Thanks from Paris


  4. Mariana
    1 year ago

    Thank you Ethan for the beautiful lessons! I appreciate you! Regards


  5. Pieter v/d Linden
    1 year ago

    the lessons are great, my fist portret i draw is done, it’s very beautiful.


    • Ethan [My Drawing Tutorials]
      1 year ago

      That’s awesome! Thank you for sharing that :-)


  6. Whitedove Apple
    1 year ago

    waiting on my check should be here in ten days and def will get this. really can’t afford school but books just don’t cut it just the reading but this I am excited to sisually see you in action I’ll be back lol


    • Ethan [My Drawing Tutorials]
      1 year ago

      Thank you for you interest! I agree, I think drawing is best learned via video. It’s much easier that way.


  7. Tyler Nunes
    2 years ago

    These lessons are AMAZING! My drawings have improved so much over just a few days. Thank you so much.


  8. Angela
    2 years ago

    Please sir can I have some more


    • Ethan [My Drawing Tutorials]
      2 years ago

      Of course :-)


  9. Jeffrey Anderson
    2 years ago

    I really enjoy drawing with you . I am going to have to get your videos . I really want to . I will soon , promise . Jf


    • Ethan [My Drawing Tutorials]
      2 years ago

      Thanks Jeff!


  10. Gerry
    2 years ago

    Sir. Thank you for the beautiful lessons, I wil try to do the same what you do….
    I have a passion for drawing and painting.
    Greetings from me for you,
    Gerry from the Nederlands.


    • Ethan [My Drawing Tutorials]
      2 years ago

      Hi Gerry,
      We seem to have quite a few friends in the Nederlands :-) I luv it!


  11. Jeffrey Anderson
    2 years ago

    Sir . I just wanted to say how very much that I appreciate you taking the time to make these videos . I really have a passion for drawing/painting . I want to get better . You are helping me to do that . Thank you . Please keep the videos coming . Jeffrey Anderson


    • Ethan [My Drawing Tutorials]
      2 years ago

      You’re very welcome, Jeff. I’m happy to help!


  12. Linda
    2 years ago

    This was very informative, thank you so much.


    • Ethan [My Drawing Tutorials]
      2 years ago

      You’re welcome! Thanks for the feedback, Linda.

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