Hooking hair can be difficult because it will look like a helmet unless you take some time to think about the hair that you are hooking. In this case, I wanted the hair to look very fine. I chose a herringbone in two different shades, one just slightly darker than the other. I have a large collection of herringbones. I don’t think you can have too many browns and greys because they are perfect for animals and hair.
Notice that I also hooked some of the flesh color in the scalp. If I had hooked a solid mass of hair I would not have gotten the fine delicate look that I wanted. I kept most of the dark value at the outer edges and kept the hairline very irregular.
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I am creating an online course that goes into a lot more detail. Watch me hook every stage of a face. This will be open for enrollment in Spring 2022.
Read all the posts about hooking Woman with Baby
- How to Hook the Eye
- Continuation of How to hook a Wide Cut Face
- Work Begins on the Baby
- Rug Hooking begins on the Mother’s Arm
- Rug Hooking Continues on Mother’s Arm
- Choosing the Background for rug hooked portrait
- Rug Hooking the Baby’s Fine Hair
- Rug Hooking the Mother’s Blue Head Scarf
- Rug Hooking Some Background on Woman with Baby
- Green Blurry Foilage Background Continues
- Rug Hooking an Interesting Background
- Woman with Baby is almost done
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