How to create manga-style hair in motion

Learning how to draw manga is no easy feat. So, to make it easy easy as possible, I follow a simple step-by-step process that uses movement, shape, colour, lighting and texture. 

To create this character's hair, I first sketch the basic shape, keeping in mind both the movement and the basic form. Then I add more detail to the hair shape with line art to define the smaller hair groups. Next I add in the colour and lighting, using the basic three-dimensional shape to determine where the light hits it and where the shadows form. 

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Michelle Hoefener has worked in the gaming and entertainment industries for six years now. And she's been painting and publishing her work online for well over 15 years.