I hope some of you find this useful!
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
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.
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
And it's great to see you on the front page!!!
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
;w; I'm so proud <3333
Yea, someone else mentioned it on my main page, otherwise I never would have known I can't believe it!