How to Draw a Cartoon Child

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Drawing a cartoon child requires you to make them look cute. Learn how to draw a cartoon child with help from an artist in this free video clip.

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Hi, this is Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling, your cartooning coach. And today we're going to draw a cartoon child. OK. Always, when you're drawing children, you wan to make them look cute. OK. So, we're going to start with a little cute nose. Now, there are rules to drawing cartoon children, and one of the rules is, you want to draw those big eyes. Nice and big, the ones that make you go awe, when you see them. And if you notice when look at any kind of cartoon of a baby, whether it's a baby child or a baby doggy, or a baby ducky, they always have these big eyes. Also, they always seem to have a big head, this part right here, kind of almost like a little alien. That's just a really good rule of thumb. You want to make this a happy kind of baby so we're just going to draw the slightest kind of innocent mouth, right here. And it's also important when drawing children, that you make the chin small. That's very important because the larger you make the chin, you have a tendency to age the child a lot. So, that's just a rule that I really gotta emphasize. Next, we kind of draw, with the happy expression, the eyebrows, you know right here, and just a little kind of ringlet of hair, right here and there. You got a little cartoon child, you know, right there. You know, draw these little happy kind of lines here. It kind of looks like he has a light bulb head, but well, he's a cartoon child, after all. Draw some eyeballs here to just punch up that cuteness factor. You know, a couple of notches, And there you go, a cartoon child. So, using the monkey see, monkey do method, You see me draw, you draw, practice and see what you can come up with. This is Elgin, Subwaysurfer Bolling, your cartooning coach. That's it for today.

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