Some of the easiest children’s faces to draw are the profile faces. You get a good likeness, you don’t have to match the eyes and the nose is better defined in profile. Even when the mouth is open, the profile is easier to draw than a full front face or a ¾ view. The hardest features of the child’s face to draw aren’t the lips or eyes. It’s the teeth. When they are in full, open-mouth smile, those little baby teeth are hard to capture correctly. You have to gauge the curve of the mussel and the direction/angle of each tooth. Sometimes I would rather a serious face of a child rather than a smile where teeth are showing. These are from my 100 days of drawing children’s faces challenge. I may have to do this challenge again. There is so much to learn about drawing children’s faces that I don’t think I even scratched the surface after 3 months.
What do you think?