I’ve been reading a bit about the proportions for constructing the heads of babies. They have different facial proportions from fully grown adults. This is due to a proportionately large cranium and underdeveloped jaw. I saw this in my drawing of the infant skull a few months ago.
I felt like taking a shot at drawing some baby heads of my own in a few different poses. I wasn’t really referencing anything for these. I was just making them up based on a really basic construction so I’m pretty sure the proportions aren’t quite right. They were still pretty fun and interesting to do though. I like seeing how much difference it makes to change a few basic proportions in the features when constructing a head.
I’m having a lot of fun playing with head constructions of all kinds. I think it’s important to get a lot of practice with these. I really want to be able to get faces down right. Those are the really basic human element that can draw you into a scene even if everything else is off. Of course the ultimate goal is not to have everything else be off either. Still, you’ve got to start somewhere.