it's kind of like doing mehndi, once you learn the basic strokes, you just keep adding until it's done.
I then adjusted the transparency to 75% so the bits that overlap create something of "painted" or "inked" feel, adding more texture and variation.
this was created in Illustrator using custom brushes, and custom appearances. which means that now that the brushes and appearance set is made, I can make any curly header with little effort!
I am already coming up with what to do to this one next: modifying the shades to create more illusion of depth and texture.
I like teaching myself more about the programs that I love.
this would be the first time I have ever attempted to create an animated character. he needs to look animated, even in stills. this is tough.