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How to make plushie hair by pheleon How to make plushie hair by pheleon
Once again, there is NO file to download!!! The tutorial can be found here: [link]

I promised a hair tutorial, and it was very difficult to organise my thoughts on the matter. My technique is very chaotic, and nearly impossible to explain.

It's pretty much a summary of what I've been doing. The rest is up to you to figure out!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask! I hope it helps! :heart: :peace:
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Hollena Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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jam-a-val Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi~! I need advice on something... I want to make this guy [link] as a plushie and I was thinking of using "shag fur" for the hair. This is the first time I'm making a plushie though, so would that be a bad idea? What would you recommend?
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pheleon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Shag fur can work! Check out my Godot plush...I used shag fur, and they've both got spiky hair. I just don't really know what to do for the bangs cuz I've never tried, but I know it's possible because of this: [link]
Also, be sure that the plush's head is proportionate to the hair's lenght...cuz if you make the head too big, the hair strands might be too short. ^^; Good luck!
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jam-a-val Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, thanks! :D
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Jjaystar94 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I make amigurumi (crochet) dolls, and crocheting the hair doesn't give the right sharp angles for anime hair.
You are awesome!!! :D
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TheIrisWish Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm looking at getting away from using felt, for something more washable. Any suggestions? :)
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pheleon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Velboa is a nice fuzzy, sturdy fabric..but it's expensive and not as easy to find. I think the best would be to sew pieces of deersuede/craft velour, with some interfacing in between, to give it a little more weight... but that'd work for only some types of hair (i.e the ones with larger strands, or chunky hair).
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blahblahblahblaaahhh Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
This was so incredibly helpful, I can not wait to get started! Thank you so much for posting this.
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Pepper-Head Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Awesome tutorial~!
I have a question though - how would I do this guy's hair? [link] [link]
I'm assuming I'll have to use slightly larger strands of hair and use the volume technique? And I'd just layer it for the brown?

I'm just lost because I'm used to seeing him drawn as if the hair is.. I dunno, 'chunky'? Like it doesn't really have many strands. It's not like it really sticks out anywhere except for the top, but I can't do straight strands because it's not being pulled into a ponytail or anything. Errg this is hard to explain x__x I'm trying to visualize it but it looks terrible each time.
Would I do it similar to [link] or [link] ?

Sorry to bother you and thank you so much for helping me!
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pheleon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
I think it would be best to use less strands, and more deliberate/accurate shapes for that type of design, but if you wanted to interpret it with anything in my gallery, I guess it's a bit like Roxas' hair ([link]) minus the large spike, plus brown bangs.
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