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Uploaded: October 6, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: October 7, 2009
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That was a really cool tutorial that I just submitted on how to draw figures, and I know you guys are having a blast with it. I want to now focus on some more figures that everyone loves drawing. This second lesson of the day will teach you “how to draw kids step by step”. Drawing kids is something that is a bit easier to draw. The reason being is because kids have shorter, smaller body parts making them less complex to sketch out. The heads of kids are bolder, the eyes are wider and less detailed, and the bodies are more stubby which means the shapes are thicker. Thicker shapes means easy drawing. I would still label this lesson intermediate just because drawing kids or any other form of a human figure, can still be a bit complex when you’re a novice artist. Now that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try this tutorial out because you should. The only way to get better is to do things repeatedly until you are at the level you want to be at. Even then, there is always room to become better at what you do even if you are a master. Even masters learn new things everyday that enables them to become better at being a master of their craft. The two kids in this lesson is a girl and a boy. The girl is laying on her belly looking up at the sky, and the boy is just being a boy by running to go play with one of his friends. If you would like to learn how to draw anime kids, I also have a lesson on that as well. All you have to do to get to that tutorial is, go under the anime/manga category, and click on “female body”. I really did have a great time drawing these children out. If you are a parent of kids that are old enough to draw, you can let your children have a swing at this lesson and I am sure you will find that drawing kids is fun, colorful, and engaging. Once you pick up that pencil and start this lesson on “how to draw kids step by step”, you will want to keep drawing them just so you can color their clothes differently, or to change their hair styles and color. I will be back two more times because I still have some drawing fun on the way. Peace out people, and happy drawing!

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How to Draw Kids

how to draw kids step 1

STEP 1.

Okay lets start tis lesson on "how to draw kids" by drawing out the guidelines and shapes of your children. Start with the head shape and then add the facial gudielines. Next draw the guidelines of the bodies lines of motion for both kids you will be drawing. Also, you can choose just to draw one kid if you like.
 
how to draw kids step 2

STEP 2.

What you will do here is sketch out the shapes of the faces and then start sketching out the beginning lines for the kids bangs that fall on their faces almost covering their eyes. Next use the facial guidelines to draw kids eyes and color in the pupils.
 
how to draw kids step 3

STEP 3.

You are getting closer and closer to the end of this tutorial. You will now sketch out the hair styles for the child on the left and then sketch out both of their mouths, and noses. Next draw the shape of their shoulders, t-shirts, and then the shapes of their arms. Next draw the shape of the neck and then add some detailing to the collar.
 
how to draw kids step 4

STEP 4.

After you complete this step you only have one more step to go. What you will do here is draw out the back portion of the girl's body which is her buttocks, and legs. Next add some detailing to her pants by drawing some pockets and a belt. Detail inside of her ear and then move onto the boy. For the boy you will finish sketching out the arms and hands and then draw the pants and feet. Add some creases on his t-shirt and proceed on.
 
how to draw kids step 5

STEP 5.

Finally you have come to the last drawing step. All you have to do is give the girl some feet, and then draw the rest of the boy's hair style and hat. Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one to prepare your kids for color.
 
how to draw kids step 6

STEP 6.

Here is the finished art when you are done. Have fun coloring them in and you are all done with this lesson on "how to draw kids step by step".