I'm making a model in Blender that I'm going to 3D print. So everything needs to be done in geometry, or in a form that can be converted into geometry. rather than using an effects plugin.
I want my character to have sailor moon style "meatball" buns on the side of their head, but I'm having trouble making something that looks good.
I want something the looks like the meatball in the picture below, but with fewer - more pronounced - strands of hair so that they are easy to paint and highlight. What techniques could I try to make this effect?
I only need the meatball, the rest is not a problem.
At the scale that I plan to print, the meatball would be about 1cm diameter.