I had to draw some cute kids today for an assignment and let me tell you, after nearly twenty years of doing this professionally I still can't draw cute kids.
Its actually something that's come up a few times among my circle of illustrator friends... how come our kids always end up looking like horribly distorted little adults?
So I thought it might be fun to take a look this week at some classic illustrations of cute kids - some that work really well, some that maybe don't - and throw 'em out there for your inspection, analysis, criticism, comments - whatever. Why does this one work so well while that one doesn't? What are your theories or advice on how to draw cute kids? Any horror stories from your personal experiences having to draw kids?
This week, in an effort to make this blog a little more "interactive" I pose the question: "how do you draw a cute kid?"
Inquiring proportion-challenged illustrators want to know.
Determined to get a closer look at these scans? Go to my new Cute Kids Flickr set.