Children—Frontal View

This subject was rendered with very simple shapes and lines. Remember that your artistic style should reflect the nature of your subject. To achieve the youthful look of a subject like this one, use clean, polished lines and minimal shading.

Use an HB pencil for the preliminary sketch in step A. Remember to use the proportions you learned for a child’s face. Continue to develop the features as shown in steps B and C. Notice the wide-eyed expression and pouty lower lip.


As children age, their proportions become more like an adult’s.

The long eyelashes enhance the youthful, innocent appearance.

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