If you have a steady hand, you can set your pencil point brush to 1. Then draw in the layers of various colors. That is how I used to do hair. But I am a bit shaky so I downloaded some various hair brushes from brusheezy.com. It isn't as fun nor do they give the same random effects you can get with drawing but they get the job done. But I also use various grass brushes for things like nose and arm hair, eyebrows... The brushes generally come with only one orientation so you have to dial around to different vectors on your brush controller in order to get nice randomness. It takes a while. I reckon the hair and beard on this one took 3-4 hours but I screwed it up in a cropping stage so had to redo some. Thanks for the comment. Hop that helps.
Thanks. You have eyes like a hawk. That is some artifact from resizing up and contrast. Fixed
I like your presumption and premature acknowledgment, Wanderer Time will tell
It is True the best pic. in the contest. Only 5 pictures, looks like all already enjoying a relaxing weekend. Have a nice one.
TY. I was expecting a lot of people entering this one. Very surprised at so few.
Nearly perfect chop. Complete it with a shadow under the fly.
TY 420, Las, Rocks, Err.. shadow is there Luciano, Suni, Eric
Congrats on the Winner Hits. Super Fab Work..
Congratulations. You are creating some awesome works as of late.
My goodness you do fantastic work, love it. Congrats on the win..
Many thanks Hobbit, Newsie, 420, Pat, Wanderer, Doc, Bob and Champ. Glad you all liked it
Honestly, I saw this and didn't bother to enter: I knew it should and hopefully would win. It's really amazing and now reading how much time you spent on the hair, I feel a great sense of relief that it DID win -- really, you honor us with work like this. Congrats on the gold.
Super thanks Sir Mandrake, ICY , you all honor me with your wonderful comments, Hi Christine, and Elegary. Sometimes I have the time to push them a little further.