I've frequently been asked about how I paint hair. The explanation is longer than could be given in a simple comment, so I decided to make a tutorial. I wanted to share some of the tricks and techniques I've discovered that have made the process so much easier and quicker than my previous methods when I first started working digitally. I'm still learning and developing my techniques, but this tutorial is what is at the core.
I use Painter (currently Painter X) but the methods decribed should easily translate to Photoshop (or any other Painting program that allows for customs brushes and has similar features.)
Hope you enjoy and find something useful.