Today I decided to try to do some studies of a baby’s face from photos. These are just really rough sketches to try to get the feel of it. I’m not sure I really got the feel for anything here though. I have decided that baby faces are really hard. I think I got the proportions wrong in most of these. Some of them just look like giant fat guys which really wasn’t the intent at all. I definitely need to work on this a bit more.
I think the most difficult is drawing a baby’s face from front view. Side view give you a bit more distinction between a baby and an adult just from the shape of the head. That makes it much easier to get right. Form the front view though you’re relying pretty much entirely on proportions to distinguish a baby’s face from a chubby balding man’s face. That can be really challenging.