Drawing the hair.

You will need

Corel Paint Shop Pro. You can get a trial version HERE

I drew this hair using Corel PSP X2 but it should work with earlier versions.
You need to have a good working knowledge of psp and working with pixels in order to create some hair.
Donít forget to save often.

In attempting to write this tutorial, I realized it's very difficult because everything I do is pretty much trial and error
so I'm not going to going to tell you exactly what I did.
I will however give you a link to a hair tutorial written by a very good pixel artist and tutorial writer.
You will have to join the group in order to see the tutorial.
click here to get to the tutorial.

Don't worry. If you can't get to that tutorial, you may be able to pick up a few tips here.
First of all in making hair, I need to decide what style I'm looking for.
This particular hair style was done using a picture of a movie star with a hair style similar to one of my on line friends.
Because of copyright issues, I'm not going to show you the original picture but what I did was resize it, and then drew an outline of it.
My outlines always need a lot of doctoring up but here's a picture of the finished outline.

After I get my outline, I decide what colors I want to use.
This hair style is blonde. If you want your hair to be blonde, you can save my color sample.

Now using various shades of blonde, I pixel around the outline on a new layer of course, and then add lights and darks throughout the hair.
Here's what my hair looks like.

Next I add a new layer and using the lightest color and my paintbrush set between 2-3, I put some highlights on the top of the hair and around the bottom.

I like adding pixels around the outside of my hair to give it a kind of fly away look.
You don't have to do this if you don't want to but here's an example of what I did.

And there you have it.
One more thing. I usually zoom in and zoom out quite a bit while I'm doing this to be sure I like what I've done.
I hope you're able to get some tips from this tutorial.
Next we'll be making some clothes.

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