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Curly hair in a knit hat

PaperFaces portrait of @miriamchadwick.

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99.9% of the time I start with the background first.
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Build up the figure with pencil first, watercolor second, and back to pencil for refinements.
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Using a pencil to add detail gradually. Using a Pogo Connect pen that supports pressure sensitivity makes this much easier.
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Rendering hair in Paper can be a lot of fun if you take your time. Start dark and gradually mix white or yellow into the color mixer to make strands that are highlighted.