In this tutorial on drawing stubble, I will cover: stroke quality, stroke curvature, stroke direction/ hair flow, root placement, teach you how to draw white and blonde stubble and finally walk you through a full step by step tutorial on how to draw short stubble on the face.
By the end of this tutorial, you should be able to draw realistic and well placed stubble on the face.
Let’s get into why stubble looks the way it does. The definition of stubble is hair that has been shaved and grown back after a few days. The keywords here are “has been shaved”. When you draw stubble, make sure you do not lift your pencil up swiftly after the end of each stroke. You want each hair to end bluntly as though it has been cut.