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Simple Braid Tutorial by Whisperwings Simple Braid Tutorial by Whisperwings
I've mentioned a couple times that I should make one of these, since I really do love drawing braids XD By no means is this an "official" method, they're just the methods I use :) Don't be afraid to use references! Look up pictures of braids, trace them to practice and pay attention as you do so. You can learn a lot from real braids just like drawing anything else!

I hope some of you find this useful!
<3
~Whisper

EDIT: Holy wow, over a thousand favorites in half a day?! There's no way I'll ever be able to thank you all on your pages, but seriously! Thank you! You guys helped me get on the front page of dA for the first time ever!

EDIT 2: Lol, so many people have added this to their favorites that my stats are all skewed now, lol. This sloppy little thing has more than anything else in my gallery ^^; It'd be awesome if you guys could check out some of my real art :D
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:iconladytethras:
LadyTethras Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Very helpful. Thanks for sharing.
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AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

the first one is similar to how I draw braids. ^_^

hm, actually, back in May, I had tried figuring out a slightly more exact way, which is even more similar to your number one because of those specific lines. But I never did finalize it. I might should sometime. sta.sh/0bxqxcvsqip Maybe I should do a bit of a study about braids and make a tutorial with some illustrations of how braids lay.

The second drawing of your number two looks a lot like a braid from the side, by the way. Doing it that way would probably make it a lot easier to draw a braid twisting.

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omigodcelebitchy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much sweetie. This was very helpful.
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Whisperwings Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad it was~!!
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Cupcakes811 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Artist
this is very helpful:)
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:iconwhisperwings:
Whisperwings Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh brilliant, have fun~!!
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GracieCouture Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh Myy Geersshh! you were the one who put this braid tutorial up! :la: !!!
I had showed this to a friend a while back ; u ; she wanted to learn how to draw an indian braid :'D I had no idea... <333
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Whisperwings Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, yuppers! That was me :D Got way more attention than I was expecting for this crappy little thing o.O Funny how things work out though XD
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GracieCouture Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I never would have had the guts to start up a conversation with one so talented ; u ; funny how some unfortunate circumstances surprisingly lead to the meeting of such an artist ^u^ i'm very lucky
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Whisperwings Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh goodness, please don't feel that way! I'm just an exceedingly boring and slightly insane person just like anyone else XD But if that's what it took, then I'm glad it worked out this way! I do love meeting people on here :XD:
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GracieCouture Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: nonsense ! :la: It has been a pleasure to make your acquaintance, Miss Whisper ^^ :iconsnugplz:
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11th-Memory Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so much easier than what I've been trying to do.
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:iconwhisperwings:
Whisperwings Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They're so much easier than people tend to expect XD
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11th-Memory Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, really.
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mellieissogreen Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow this is going to really useful. I tend to stay away from braids,cause they look difficult to draw. These methods make them look much easier though. Thanks a bunch! ^-^
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Whisperwings Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They're really easy once you can just break it down and make it simple :)
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mellieissogreen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mhm I see that now :)
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megamiaki364 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This really is wonderful...
And it's great to see you on the front page!!! :D
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Whisperwings Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope it's helpful for people :) And thanks! it was awesome to be there XD
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tumblinteaaa Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amazingly helpful! Thanks a bajillion!!
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Whisperwings Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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Burning-Question Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GODDAMNIT Why do I always find it so hard to draw anyways? :c
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Whisperwings Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Practice! it sounds like lame advice, I know, but it's really the best advice there is!
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Burning-Question Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For last 3 weeks I had too much to read for my studies to even doodle something x.x But, sure, I will practice any time I could :)
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hpotty Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student
genius! :la:
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Whisperwings Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope it's useful~!!
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hpotty Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student
oh, it is! indeed :aww:
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ryan-silverfox Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Very cool! I use a moderation of #1 to do bindings for swords a lot =p

When I used to do a lot of braids on one of my characters, I'd often use a variation of #2 that I was inspired from by the Blazblue character Taokaka - simply put, think of each section of hair as interlocking heart shapes, where the tip of one would connect to the "V" top of another. When you think of it like that, it's actually pretty easy =p
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Whisperwings Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, it really is ^^ It's just a matter of simplifying the shapes, really. It's much easier once you see the pattern :)
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kendrahutchison Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Enormously helpful! Thank you for posting!
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:iconwhisperwings:
Whisperwings Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy to help~!!
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altearithe Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
;w; I can see why it got so many faves, Twinny~ So simple and clear. >w< I bet there will be a lot of Whispie-inspired braids for a long time after this. ;3 :giggle:
;w; I'm so proud <3333
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Whisperwings Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dfh;kdfjkgjdf I'm still flabbergasted by all this, it's nuts! I've never gotten so many favorites on anything ever, and now I get them all within 24 hours, it's insane!
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altearithe Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:giggle: I know what you mean. XDDD It's like the world exploded, no? :D
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Weasley-Detectives Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow, I was actually looking for a hair braiding tutorial too. This is fab!! :D
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Whisperwings Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, perfect timing then! Woot!
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NekoNekoGirl04 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful! You did an awesome job with this~ ^^ :thumbsup:
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Whisperwings Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh excellent! Happy to help!
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beautifulshininghope Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Artist
this is great! I love braids but they are so hard to draw, I just recently figured out a braid looking...thing, not nearly as good as these ones. Did you know this is being featured on the main page? that's how I found it.
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Whisperwings Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I'm glad it'll help!

Yea, someone else mentioned it on my main page, otherwise I never would have known ^^; I can't believe it!
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beautifulshininghope Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Artist
I can your art is AMAZING! :meow:
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BlueberryPluto Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The last one kinda reminds me of a strand of DNA. Oh god, my nerd is showing<sub>
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:iconwhisperwings:
Whisperwings Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, it doesn't look so weird once it's colored and shaded XD
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BlueberryPluto Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, okay then. I'll use these references for some drawings! ^_^
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hpanna47 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
I draw them the first too way too. The 4th way is cute
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Whisperwings Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!!
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hpanna47 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
*two ways
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RavenFeather29 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!
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:iconwhisperwings:
Whisperwings Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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Rain-Kyokyu Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
//hugs your legs crying :iconlazypoolplz: tha...nk.....youuuuuu...uuuu
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