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: Drawing development stages of humanoids


caters
03-17-2016, 02:41 AM
I can draw eggs and sperm, embryos, fetuses, adolescents, and adults much better than I can draw babies, toddlers, and older children. In fact when I try to draw a human newborn baby it looks ridiculous, even when I use images to help me draw it or use my baby dolls as models.

It either looks too muscular(now don't get me wrong, there are some very muscular babies), too fat, too thin, too fetus-like, or too disproportionate.

But I am wanting to draw a timeline of developmental stages of my humanoids and since they are mostly human in appearance, that means that I need to be able to draw babies, toddlers, and older children just as well as I do other developmental stages.

I can see a lot of image searching here for things like "baby standing" or "2 year old child".

Is there anything I can do besides looking at images and my baby dolls(since I prefer freehand drawing over guidelines) to make my drawings of babies, toddlers, and older children, especially babies look realistic and not ridiculous?

Mel_Robertson
03-17-2016, 03:25 AM
I can see a lot of image searching here for things like "baby standing" or "2 year old child".

Is there anything I can do besides looking at images

I find watching video helps or interacting with babies in real life if you can?
referencing only from images can only give 2 dimensional perspectives as for proportion I struggle too I think everyone does who freehands
look at this portrait I did of a baby last year the left arm is all wrong in proportion, I might re do it - babies are hard to paint!

Bushcraftonfire
03-19-2016, 06:29 PM
Meli.. That's a really good drawing! Yes the left arm is a bit on the large side.. but overall it's very well done!

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