The other day Rose asked if I’ve ever done a post about hair, and I haven’t. SO I WILL! YEAH!!
First off, it helps to decide on a head shape. There are six different distinct head shapes; oval, rectangle, circle, square, heart, and triangle. The different head shape can help with defining your character, and also help in finding a hairstyle! Here’s a fairly long article about this; some hairstyles look better on different head shapes than others. Here’s another about hairstyles for different body types. This isn’t a hard and fast rule; just a general guideline (especially since that source is like OMG YOU MIGHT LOOK LIKE A BOY OH GOD NO!!)! It’s a good jumping off place, but you can put any sort of hair you want on any sort of character you want. Or your own head. Fuck da hair police.
Anyway, another thing to keep in mind is the part of the hair! There are studies that say that where you part your hair says something about you. I think that’s silly, but it’s a good think to think about when designing a character, especially if you’re concerned with keeping them consistent. If you have a character that parts their hair on the right, but sometimes forget and draw it parted to the left, people might notice the inconsistency. Although characters can have different hairstyles all the time, it’s much more common to have one (or just a few) that they generally wear all the time. Hair is one of those things that can help you recognize a person, so be sure to keep it consistent.
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I got the back of my head buzzed today and it feels so great I’ve wanted my hair like this for SO LONG and it looks good and mom doesn’t wanna fight me about it at all (she actually said it was, in her opinion, the best haircut I’ve ever gotten)
it LOOKS GOOD
it FEELS GOOD
I keep rubbing the back of my head because it just feels so good
except I like the way it feels so much I think I’d like to just buzz my whole head so it would all feel like that
I can feel the skin under my hair and the shape of my head under the fuzz and now I want something vaguely resembling a buzzcut.
tl;dr short haircuts are addicting, don’t get them unless you’re okay with being bald at some point because you WILL BE TEMPTED
PS a million hugs to whoever knows what the title comes from
La Femme en Rouge, one of, a series of twelve portraits, by ingrid berthon moine, of women wearing their menstrual blood as lipstick.
I am gonna pretend that’s not menstrual blood on her lips because ew and just appreciate dat hair.