How to Draw A Child

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A simple character with a cute hat on the head, learn how to draw a child that can be achieved by anyone, even young kids! You will see that the recipe to create a fun illustration is really simple. All you need to do is use large basic shapes, sketch a simple design and make sure that all proportions are respected. Sounds difficult? Let's give it a try!

How to Draw A Child

Step 1

Are you ready? Good! Start by adding the head using a circle. As you can see below, you can draw an egg and make it wider. The body is made from a small square. 

How to Draw A Child

Step 2

Proceed with the creation of the legs using once again a small rectangle. The arms are also made from small rectangles while the hands are drawn using circles. 

How to Draw A Child

Step 3

Continue working on this fascinating cartoon child by adding a cap using two long curved lines. The feet are also created using smaller circular shapes. 

How to Draw A Child

Step 4

On each side of the head, you can draw hair using small rectangles made from curved lines. The eyes are done using large circles. Notice how the cap is partially hiding the eyes. 

How to Draw A Child

Step 5

This last step includes the creation of the pupils using large circles. Small oval shapes can be added inside these pupils. The nose and the mouth are illustrated with long curved lines like shown below.

How to Draw A Child

Step 6

Excellent work! This fun cartoon character can be seen in a black and white version below.

How to Draw A Child

Feel like drawing your own version of a cartoon child? Great idea! Be creative and try anything you have in mind like different clothing, various head sizes, body shapes and more. :)

How to Draw A Child


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