Hair: Bangs
By Rio

Bangs are one of the many styles a hair can have. Above, we have an example of how some bangs are drawn. This is where the hair moves up from the head and then goes down over the face or around it.

The first one is what I like to call the open bang. This takes up a majority of the forehead, usually making the bang go over to the side of the face instead of over it. The second example, on the other hand, only goes up at a little area of the head allowing the hair to cascade over the forehead and face. The second type can come together as close as you like.

You can think of it as opposite ends of the spectrum. Open bang on one end and close-knit bang on the other end. And everything else in the middle. :)

Here, we'll take a closer look at hairstyles that have no bangs. Hey, gotta cover everything, you know. :)

There are basically two types you have to remember: lineless and pointed. Lineless refers to the first example above where the hairline doesn't connect to anything. Well, in actuality it connects to the head but the hair lines themselves do not or rarely meet. Pointed, meanwhile, is when the lines do meet. The result is generally a point. Below are examples of how they would look like on a character.

Bangs can create a different look for the same character. Hair styles varies from straight to curly hair. Check out some samples below. Notice the mixture of some of the types covered previously.

Example 1 Example 2 Example 3
Example 4 Example 5

Here are further examples of bangs. Notice that some bangs just hang from the head without the hair going up first.

Example 1 Example 2 Example 3
Example 4 Example 5