Learn how to draw a great looking Afro Hair with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Afro Hair.
Would you like to learn how to draw an afro hairstyle? This easy, step-by-step hairstyle drawing tutorial can show you how.
The afro hairstyle was made famous by African American celebrities in the 1960s and 1970s. It is made by teasing natural hair away from the scalp, forming a round shape.
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Notice the circular shape of the hair in the illustration below. Note, too, that the hair is textured using wavy lines.
Would you like to learn how to draw even more African American hairstyles? You can learn how to draw dreadlocks. Or check out the braided cornrows in this Riley Freeman from The Boondocks drawing guide.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Afro Hair
How to Draw a Great Looking Afro Hair for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin the afro hair outline by drawing the woman's eyes. Use two curved lines to trace each eye. Shade a partial circle inside each to indicate the pupils. Shade curved triangles at the corners of the eyes to form the eyelashes, and use curved lines to contour the lids.
Easy Afro Hair Drawing - Step 2
2. Shade thick, pointed lines above the eyes to form the eyebrows. Then, use curved lines to sketch the bridge of the nose, its nostrils, and its tip.
Easy Afro Hair Drawing - Step 3
3. Use a long curved line to outline the woman's cheeks and chin. Draw the lips using three curved lines - the middle line should be slightly downturned in a gentle "V" shape. Then, draw the hairline on the forehead. Use a series of short connected lines.
Easy Afro Hair Drawing - Step 4
4. Use a "C" shaped line to draw one ear. On the lobe, draw a small circle with a long, narrow triangle below it, forming an earring. Then, connect the hairline to the ears using a series of connected, curved lines.
Easy Afro Hair Drawing - Step 5
5. Draw the remaining ear using a "C" shaped line, complete with the circle and triangle earring. Contour inside each ear with three connected curved lines.
Easy Afro Hair Drawing - Step 6
6. Draw the top of the afro hairstyle. Use a series of connected curved lines, some of which meet at points. Remember to give the hairstyle a circular shape.
Easy Afro Hair Drawing - Step 7
7. Continue drawing the circle of the afro, using curved lines that meet at points. Continue until the hair outline nearly reaches the chin.
Add More Details to Your Afro Hair Picture - Step 8
8. Texture the hair with wavy curved lines of different lengths. Then, extend a long curved line below the head, forming one side of the neck and shoulder.
Complete the Outline of Your Afro Hair Drawing - Step 9
9. Extend another long curved line to complete the neck and shoulder. Then, use curved lines to contour the collarbones as well as the neck and sleeves of the garment.
Color Your Afro Hair Drawing
Your afro hair outline is now complete. Color your drawing using your favorite colored pencils or markers.
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