Drawing curls in male hair can add texture and dimension to your artwork. However, it can be a challenging task if you’re not familiar with the proper techniques.

In this article, we will show you how to draw simple curly hair and provide some tips and tricks on how to make your hair curly for males.

We will also cover how to make curly male hair straight, how to make curly hair wavy for males, and how to make curly men’s hair straight. Whether you’re an aspiring artist or just looking to improve your drawing skills, these tips will help you create beautiful and realistic curls in male hair.

Curls are an important part of drawing hair, but mastering the skill of drawing them can be tough, especially for beginners. However, one of the most successful techniques to draw curls is by using the letter C as a guide.

Check out the Tutorial Video for the Deep down study of Drawing C-Shape Curls:)


  • Mechanical Pencil 2B
  • Derwent Graphite Pencils
  • Electric Eraser/Tombow Mono Eraser
  • Blending stump
  • A4 Smooth Paper

Let’s go through Step by Step systematic approach that we will discuss in this article to help you understand how you can simplify the Complex Hair Study.

Step 1: Block Out the Basic Head of Curly Male Hair:

It is important to sketch the outline of the hair first before beginning to draw the curls on the hair. You can use a pencil to quickly draw the general shape of the hair, as well as the direction it will grow in. This will act as a guide for your curls, allowing you to create a hairdo that appears more natural, and it will help you.

Step 2: Draw C-Shaped Curls :

To begin, draw the first C shape going in the direction of the curl. The size of the C shape that you cut out should be based on how large of a curl you wish to make. create a C shape with a smaller diameter for smaller curls, and create a C shape with a larger diameter for larger curls. Ensure that the bottom of the C shape is curved and has a smooth surface.

Step 03: Block Out Each Curl Individually

To finish the sketch, draw a second C-shaped shape next to the previous one and slightly overlap it. The second C shape should be slightly smaller than the previous one, and it should follow the same direction as the curl. It is important to ensure that there is a slight gap between the two C forms

Step 04: Repeat the process

Continue the process of sketching C shapes for Curly Male Hair, but this time make them smaller as you get closer to the end of the curl. Check that the C forms are overlapping one another and that they are moving in the same direction as the curl.

Step 05: Shading (Darks/Lights)

After you have completed the drawing of the curls by utilizing the C-shape approach, it is necessary to add shading to them so that they appear more natural.

To create the appearance of depth and dimension in the curls, apply a darker tone to the places where the curls meet and a lighter tone to the parts where the curls are more widely spaced apart. Because of this, the curls will have a sense of depth and volume, which will make them look more natural.

I’m going to use a blending stump to smudge everything out to balance the saturation and also to fill in all the white parts after that rebuild the swiping lines of curls individually by looking at the reference photo, where they are going in the direction.

Don’t rush while drawing each curl I know it can be very daunting when you have a lot of hair to draw but if you do it with your patience and focus on each in single detail especially when you draw curls in partitions in smaller parts then it would become easier to draw the complete hair study.

Shadow/Highlights :

Like the shadows, it is also equally important to preserve the highlights as well by leaving the white parts within the hair rather than just darkening everything up also helps to establish realism in your curly hair drawing.

For the Highlights; I’m using Tombow mono zero erasers for popping up the highlights by erasing the graphite from the paper in a such direction where I found the most highlighted areas for making it simple just use a reference photo to get an accurate idea of where the hair is going in, especially in the darks and lights.

Step 06: Define Curl’s Adding Texture

In the final step, the curls should be polished by adding more details and altering the shading as required. You can make a smoother transition between the light and dark parts by mixing the shading with your fingers using a tool specifically designed for that purpose.

I’m also adding some flyaway hairs to make my curly hair more realistic and this is the key part of making your hair study look realistic

In conclusion, drawing curls with the C-shape technique can be an excellent way to create hair that looks authentic and natural. If you follow these methods, you will be able to develop your drawing skills and create wonderful artwork with beautiful curly hair. It is important to keep in mind that you may create a wide variety of curls by practicing and experimenting with different-sized and shaped C shapes.

You will be able to become an expert in this method and produce stunning works of art that are a testament to your artistic prowess with the passage of time and consistent practice.


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