I’ve been working on my first anime commission and my second DA commission. This is the first time I’m making a male anime character and I just found out that yarn hair didn’t look good for anime characters because of their stylized designs. Felt hair takes quite a skill to make, so, I just couldn’t make it that way. The commissioner was quite happy with the original look of the hair but I wasn’t. Since she has been an amazing person/commissioner I wanted to do my best in capturing the character’s looks. So, I began watching and reading tutorials about a brush technique that my sister told me about and that I saw on some amigurumi dolls. My sis have been helping me a lot straightening the hair and giving the doll a haircut.
This is a large doll [19-20 inches] which means there was a lot of yarn to untwist. It was a tedious job and there was a lot of experimenting but I believe it was worth the time and effort.
There is still a lot that I need to learn and improve but the hair looks much better than the plain yarn hair it had before.–