It’s no surprise that I love drawing hair.
You can see all my hair tutorials here.
And what better way to celebrate hair than drawing the very tool that brushes hair – a hairbrush!
In this post, I am going to teach you how to draw a hairbrush. This is a super easy step-by-step tutorial.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a kid or an adult, I will break down how to draw a hairbrush, how to draw a comb, and an afro pick step by step.
This is what you will be learning to draw today:
Please note, that I usually use an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to create all my illustrations. I use the Procreate app and I find it super easy to use. You can see this course if you want to learn how to use Procreate.
But you can use any tool – pencils and paper or Copic markers or Photoshop because the drawing method remains the same.
How to draw a simple hairbrush – Easy Step by step Tutorial
I will start this tutorial by showing you how to draw a hairbrush first, as it’s the most simple hairbrush drawing you can start with!
How to draw a hairbrush
Let’s start with the base.
We’ll start with a simple oval first.
Easy, isn’t it?
Please note that I am drawing this hairbrush in a cartoon style.
If you’re looking for a book to teach you how to draw cute things in a kawaii style, there is no better book than this!
Next, I’m going to draw the inner edge of the hairbrush.
Now, I’ll draw the handle of the hairbrush.
Remember, the best way to draw any object is to break it down into simple shapes.
Now, I’ll start drawing the bristles. I’m going to draw a soft-bristled hairbrush because it’s easier to draw for beginners.
We’ll begin by drawing little U shapes inside the hairbrush along the edge.
Now, draw 2 straight lines from the corners outwards and then draw the same U shapes on the outside.
We’re nearly done with the outline of the hairbrush.
But it needs some cleaning up, so erase the overlapping lines.
And let’s draw the outer edge of the bristles. I’m going to draw soft lines for this.
Our hairbrush is beginning to take shape! Now, we can draw some of the bristles – the best way to do this is to draw lines and dots like this:
When drawing the lines, remember to vary the length of the lines and the spacing between the lines – this makes the hairbrush look more organic and natural.
The same goes for the dots at the end of the hairbrush.
We’ve finished learning how to draw a hairbrush! Now, we can color it!
I’m going to color it baby blue – you can choose any color!
Next, I’ll color the bristles a light pink.
I’m going to color the ends of the bristles a darker pink just to add more color to this hairbrush!
And voila! We’ve finished learning how to draw a hairbrush and color it!
Next, let’s draw a comb.
How to draw a comb
Curly hair girls love combs because we can’t really use brushes – it messes up our curls.
So, let’s begin with the comb by drawing a nice big C shape.
Next, draw the inner C to indicate the inner part of the comb.
Now, I’ll draw the handle of the comb.
I’m going to draw the teeth of the comb now. To make things easier, I’m going to draw a rough straight line just to help us draw the comb’s teeth.
And, using this line as a guide, I’ll draw the teeth.
You can draw a wide-toothed comb by keeping the teeth further apart or you can draw the teeth closer – the choice is up to you!
The comb is nearly done. I’m just going to erase the rough lines so that I get a nice clean outline.
Next, I’m going to color this comb. I’ll go for purple this time since I really love purple. You can choose any color you want!
Next, it’s time to color the teeth of the comb. You can color it 1 color or color it multiple colors. Go wild and crazy!
I’m going to color it pink and blue because my mum gave me a comb just like this when I left for college.
And voila! We’ve finished learning how to draw a comb.
How to draw an afro pick
An afro pick is used widely for kinky curly hair.
It’s also very easy to draw so I’m going to teach you how to draw an afro pick in this tutorial!
Let’s begin by drawing a handle first.
Now, we’ll draw a C shape but pointing downwards. The C is more squarish here.
Next, I’ll draw the inner C shape for the afro pick.
Now, I’ll draw a straight line to make it easy to draw the teeth of the afro pick.
And now, just like how we drew the comb earlier, let’s draw the teeth one by one.
Voila! We’ve learned how to draw an afro pick.
Now, we just have to erase all the rough lines and color it any color you want!
I’m going to go for magenta pink.
And voila! We’ve finished drawing 3 types of hair tools.
Conclusion of how to draw a hairbrush + Drawing Resources
I hope this tutorial was really helpful to you and you were able to learn how to a hairbrush, a comb, and an afro pick.
Drawing tools in a cute cartoon style is easy once you break them down into simple shapes, as you can see from this post.
If you’re interested in drawing more cute things, take a look at this book, please!
If you want to see more tutorials on drawing kawaii animals and kawaii things, please leave a comment below on what you’d like to see next!
I will be adding more kawaii drawing tutorials (animals, plants, and more) to this blog, so keep a lookout!
If you are interested in drawing in a kawaii style and then selling clipart or merchandise on Etsy, check out this course!
And believe it or not, there is not 1 single good online course about learning how to draw kawaii art and then making physical stickers on the internet. I’ve been looking for a course like this for a long, long time.
And it’s finally here!!!
You can create your own stickers and print them and sell them on Etsy or any space! She goes into detail about how to draw the characters.
This is by far one of the best courses I’ve taken that is so cute and so educational.
The course is in English, and it’s amazing!
What do you need?
A sketchbook, Photoshop, and a graphic tablet so that you can draw the kawaii characters. If you want to make stickers, you’ll need a printer and sticker sheets.
Even if you don’t want to make stickers and just draw kawaii characters, this course is perfect!
And if you are really keen on improving your drawings or you want to create cute kawaii animals and kawaii people, check out this second course by Sara.
Sara teaches you how to draw anything in a nice kawaii style. I really love these kinds of courses because they’re so easy to learn and it’s very easy to get clients because this is a really relatable drawing style.
It is in Italian but it comes with subtitles and it’s really easy to follow.
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If you are just getting started with ProCreate, I highly recommend this course: Procreate for Beginners: Digital Illustration 101