Baby head proportions 👶

I drew this from the book “Drawing the Head and Hands” by Andrew Loomis about 3-4 years ago.

I haven’t referred back to it since, but next time I draw a baby I will try and remember it!!

The style of drawing and illustration has certainly changed since the 1950’s, but I’m fairly sure that babies heads are similar proportions.

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  1. I’ve drawn two babies so far and to that point I hadn’t realized how differently proportioned their heads are, compared to adult heads. Many erasures later, I finally got it right!

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    • Yes, I did do the adult head version of this as well – I’ll find it.

      Of course, everyone is individual so the measurements should always be considered more as a general guide than a rule but if you’re drawing people from imagination (as Andrew Loomis could) then it’s good to have a mathematical reference.

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