How To Draw Babies
How To Draw Babies
If you have always wanted to make babies, on paper, here's your chance to learn how, with Nelson Ferreira.
So, in this video, we are going to talk about the specifics of drawing a baby's face. And to start with, they need these large shiny eyes which are so eye-catching for us, this cute narrow tiny mouth which seems to be quite small. Their lips are not fully developed yet, so quite narrow little lips, as you can see.
And as you shade the baby's face, it's important not to overdo the scratching. So, I am working now on top of a drawing that I was already working at before, just to speed up the process. Babies tend to have a lot of accumulated fat, they are chubby.
So, let's create some of these. Now, this little shadow here, it is going to convey the baby's smile. So, usually, the corners of the mouth, they tend to be somehow darker around them, again, due to the fact that babies tend to be chubby.
So, they are more rounded than adults. Now, the light here in the nose is actually shown by shading everything else apart from the light bit. So, the whole of the face now needs to be gently shaded.
This whole area underneath the nose needs to be shaded because the nose is projecting a shadow. Just don't shade the nose at this stage. Now, it's time to get a little bit of cotton wool and to start smudging.
Smudging involves moving the cotton wool in slightly circular movements. Please don't press too much, do it gently, and as you approach a shape that has definition, let's say the lips, don't do the circular movements anymore, just follow the outline of the lips so that you don't accidentally smudge them. Now, it's time to add a little bit more shading in this area of the nostrils.
Because nostrils are two little holes, so you do need some depth in them so that the baby can breathe. Now, inside the mouth should be black, pitch black. So I picked a 6B pencil which is the one of the darkest in the range.
Remember, all the pencils that have B written on them, it means they are black. All the pencils that have H written on them, it means they are good for highlights because they are very pale. The H pencils are also very hard; H as in hard.
And B pencils are also very bland, so B as in bland. Last but not least, and that's why I am shifting pencil now, B pencils are very bold, B as in bold. And H pencils, they are good for high precision.
And now, we need some high precision so I have shifted onto the smaller pencil. So this line, in the corner of the mouth should not be overdone, should be left faint, and very crisp. That crispness can only be achieved by using a hard pencil.
Hard pencils don't seem to be very popular, but they are extremely handy. And that's it for now. And that is how you draw babies. .