Hair drawing techniques from Miss Led

I created ‘Nina’ recently using a reference shot of myself at the studio. This was created as part of my Illustration for Fashion video tutorial series released this Autumn. I chose this piece from over 20 images in this series as the natural daylight coming through the window creates a real brightness which compliments the bright clothing, I wanted the illustration as a whole to feel bright and happy but in a soft and subtle way.

I liked that her hair is framed with colour, pattern and line work. You’ll see that will my work I’ve always played with the concept of opposites - here I wanted to play with density against negative space. And using that theme through the way I drew the hair creates the illusion of light against the dark marks made at the neck and on the hair roots.

Miss Led,

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