How to Draw a Baby

Four Methods:Realistic BabyBaby on StrollerRealistic StyleCartoon Style

If you've found yourself in a pinch while trying to draw a baby, fret not! Babies are a tricky subject when it comes to drawing. Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw a baby!

Method 1
Realistic Baby

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    Draw a square.
    • This will be the baby’s torso.
    • Make sure that you are using a pencil for the draft sketch so you can erase it afterwards to make it neat.
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    Add the ears and the jaw.
    • Draw an elongated oval that overlaps a bit on the top side of the square
    • This will be the baby’s head
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    Add arms.
    • Add two long ovals at each side of the square, it should touch the bigger oval as well. This would be the baby’s shoulder and arms.
    • (Optional) Draw a vertical line starting from the top of the big oval down to the lower tip of the oval.
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    Add 2 ovals.
    • Add another oval at each set of limb.
    • This will be your baby’s arm (elbow to wrist).
    • Make it round since baby’s arms and legs are very chubby and round.
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    Add ears and hands.
    • to add the hands, place two circles at the end of the wrist. It doesn’t need to be perfect circles just as long as you can recognize it as hands.
    • Draw a long horizontal rectangle across the head. At the end of each side, draw a half circle for the ears.
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    Draw face details.
    • For the eyes, draw 2 half circles right above the upper side of the rectangle.
    • Just below the eyes (in the middle of the rectangle), draw a short squiggly line for the nose.
    • For the mouth, add a semi-heart shaped upside down triangle at the bottom end side of the rectangle.
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    Using a pen, draw on top of your sketch.
    • Put in mind the overlapping lines and parts that should be hidden.
    • The line art might not look perfect and crisp but it should look neat when the pencil is erased.
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    Erase the pencil sketch and add details.
    • You can add details like the ears, eyes, nose, mouth, hair and the lines around the body to show off the baby’s fats.
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    Color your baby.
    • You may want to add some pink tints on the baby’s cheeks for added bloom.

Method 2
Baby on Stroller

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    Draw a boat-shaped half-circle.
    • This will be your stroller’s body.
    • Make sure that you are using a pencil for the draft sketch so you can erase it afterwards to make it neat.
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    Add an obtuse angle to one side of the boat.
    • This will be the stroller’s shade.
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    Add more lines.
    • Draw a big letter ‘X’ just below the base of the obtuse angle. The tips of the ‘X’ should touch the angle.
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    Add wheels and shade frames.
    • at the bottom end of the ‘X’, add two circles for the wheels.
    • Remember the obtuse angle earlier? Draw another angle to overlap the obtuse angle. This time, draw an acute angle. This will be the frame for the shade.
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    Complete the shade and add the stroller handle.
    • To complete the shade, connect the tips of the shade frames.
    • on the opposite side of the stroller, add a slanted line for the handle.
    • You now have the complete skeleton of the stroller. It’s now time to add the baby.
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    Draw a Figure-8 on the stroller.
    • This will be the baby’s head and body.
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    Draw a a vertical line across the baby’s face and two little circles.
    • These little circles will be the ears.
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    Draw a face for the baby.
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    Using a pen, draw on top of your sketch.
    • Put in mind the overlapping lines and parts that should be hidden.
    • The line art might not look perfect and crisp but it should look neat when the pencil is erased.
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    Erase the pencil sketch and add details.
    • You can add details like the hair, the bib or you can some decorations to the stroller.
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    Color your baby and stroller.

Method 3
Realistic Style

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    Sketch an oval shape in the middle of the page for the head.
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    Draw guidelines for the face on the oval head.
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    Sketch out a few details like the ears, the crown of the head and the neck.
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    Outline the shape of the face. Add facial features like big eyes with ruffled eyebrows, a cute little nose and a small mouth.
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    Erase the sketch lines and make the contour stronger.
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    Add in the color! Follow the illustration for reference or color as you please.

Method 4
Cartoon Style

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    Sketch a big circle in the middle of the page. This will be the head.
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    Draw guidelines for the face on the circle head.
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    Draw two small ovals on both sides of the head. These will be the ears.
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    Draw a small semicircle under the head. This will the body.
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    Draw two sets of small ovals overlapping each other on each side of the body, under the head. These will be the little hands.
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    On the left lower part of the body, sketch out the legs. Draw two sets of ovals (a bit bigger than the ones for the hands) overlapping each other.
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    Outline the shape of the cartoon baby and add facial features like small eyes, a cute smiling mouth and a small bundle of hair.
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    Erase the sketch lines and strengthen the contour with a pencil.
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    Add in the color of your choice, or look at the illustration for reference.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser gum
  • Colored pencils, crayons, markers or watercolors










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Categories: Drawing People and Features