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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!

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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AsjJohnson 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. 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.

omigodcelebitchy Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much sweetie. This was very helpful.
Whisperwings Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad it was~!!
Cupcakes811 May 5, 2013  Student Artist
this is very helpful:)
Whisperwings May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh brilliant, have fun~!!
GracieCouture 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
Whisperwings 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
GracieCouture 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
Whisperwings 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:
GracieCouture 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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