Updated at: 24-05-2023 - By: Helen Skeates

If you’ve ever tried to draw a baby in a blanket, you may have come to the conclusion that it’s an incredibly tough, if not impossible, subject to depict. The point of this piece is to reassure you that you are not alone in having some difficulty with this task; many people, including talented artists, feel the same way.

Here, I will show you, step by easy step, how to draw a baby wrapped in a blanket. If you follow the instructions below, you will be astounded by the outcome.

True or false? No special skills or recognition as an established creative are required. If you follow my steps to the letter, you should be able to draw this relatively complex little piece.

5 Easy Steps to Draw a Baby wrapped in a Blanket

Step #1. Getting Drawing Materials

The first step in drawing a baby in a blanket is to gather the necessary drawing supplies. You’ll need your Drawing Stand, some drawing paper, a pencil, an eraser, a sharpener, maybe even some crayons, and whatever else you think you’ll need to complete the drawing.

It’s good practice for artists to plan out their work in advance. This entails visualizing the task at hand, noting down the materials you’ll need, and checking to see if you have them on hand before beginning to sketch.

Step#2. Outline Your Drawing

Next, draw a rough outline of the area you plan to use to draw on your drawing paper. Use a ruler to draw two vertical lines on opposite sides of the paper, as well as two horizontal lines at the very top and very bottom. When you start drawing, you’ll have a clearer idea in your head of where to put the baby thanks to this.

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Step #3. Start Drawing

The baby’s head is the rounded shape you just made at the top of the outline; the rest of the head will be drawn in later. You’ll need a very sharp pencil to draw this. I trust you are savoring the current.

The next step is to turn the round shape you made in the previous step into a baby’s face. Do you have any ideas about how to accomplish this? The eyes, nose, and mouth can be drawn first, followed by the ears.

Think of a baby and see if you can make the face resemble one as you do this. At this point, you need to take care that the baby’s face you’re drawing actually looks like a baby’s face.

Next, you’ll need to sketch some hair for the infant. To demonstrate this effect, you’ll want to use a dark pencil. We all know that a baby’s hair is a little curly, so it’s important to depict it that way in art. Not too difficult, I hope!

The time has come to create the Blanket Sketch. To create this, just draw a cylinder that is slightly off center and place it over the top of your ‘baby’s’ head. The length of this sketch will be determined by the desired finished length of the blanket.

Step #4. Do finishing touches on the Drawing

Next, sketch out a plan to add realism to the image. To achieve this effect, the baby’s head should be left uncovered by the blanket. Then, using your crayons, you can create your masterpiece.

The blanket style you want to depict will determine the color you use. Using my instructions, you should be able to produce a result similar to this.

How to Improve your Drawing

Do you wish you could draw better but find that you have no talent for it? Do you feel disheartened and discouraged after every drawing you make? Don’t fret; I’m here to offer assistance. In this piece, I’ll explain what you can do to become a better artist.

Step #1: Practice More

The more you draw, the more comfortable you’ll become with the process, and the better your drawings will become.

Step #2: Study other people’s drawings

You can learn about their line and shape usage by doing this. You’ll benefit a lot from this.

Step #3: Take a class

You can find many high-quality drawing courses on the market today. You can take one to improve your drawing abilities.

5 of The Best Paint for Canvas Today

  1. Liquitex BASICS

This is your best bet if you are just starting out as a painter and are on a tight budget.

For a while in the beginning, and even now for occasional side projects, I used this acrylic paint set. The reason for this is that unlike other cheaper options, this one doesn’t have to skimp too much on quality.

The paint is viscous and provides excellent coverage. The fact that it blends so well with other paints and mediums makes it easy to create precisely the shades I want when painting.

However, keep in mind that you’ll need to do a lot of experimenting because the pigments don’t always mix the way you’d think they would.

This acrylic paint, unlike cheaper alternatives, works wonderfully in layers and remains adherent to the canvas even after being thinned with water.

It has the perfect consistency for use with brushes. For the most part, I’ve been using white horsehair flat brushes and I couldn’ be happier with the results. It also worked effectively with nylon paintbrushes.

There isn’t anything better available in acrylic paints, in my opinion, for a beginner. The paint stays put on the canvas, is great for building up layers, and doesn’t dry out your brushes. You need only become accustomed to working with color palettes. In my opinion, that is more of an issue for seasoned veterans than it is for fresh faces. However, even as a seasoned pro, I have no issues with this color.

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Winsor & Newton Acrylic Set

Even though it’s more expensive than the competition, this shade of paint is sure to please.

I’ve used Winsor & Newton acrylics for years because of how reliably they apply to canvas. The colors are vivid and strong, and they blend beautifully.

Because of how well the colors stay put on canvas, you can build up layers with ease. The pigments are so high-quality, it blows my mind that they compare favorably to my oil paints. It is well worth every penny.

Despite the fact that its price and quality indicate that it is intended for more advanced and serious artists, I would still recommend it to beginners because it makes the learning curve for painting, and canvas painting in particular, much more manageable.

The colors are pure and true to life on canvas, and the surface feels almost satiny. While this may not be appropriate for some artistic styles, artists all over the world praise acrylic paints for their beautiful finishes. Yes, even I am guilty of this.

The 10 included colors are more than sufficient for creating most other colors, and the paints blend beautifully and precisely. The paint is a little too soft for my taste, which is my only complaint. If it’s giving you a headache, too, medium texture paste is your best bet. It’s the simplest answer I’ve found to the issue at hand.

I think this set would be useful in the workplace as well, even though it was designed for students. You can’t ask for anything better than the consistency and hold of this. For professionals on a tighter budget, I recommend this set. It works great for any kind of personal or extracurricular endeavor.

Golden Open Acrylics

You can practice your shading skills with this paint set. Since it is pure and bright, it is perfect for blurring, blending, and shading. What most people would call “touch-up” work, I use this for.

Golden Open Acrylics dry more slowly, giving you more time to work on your painting in the manner of oil paint. It’s a nice quality to have because I often work on previously painted layers that have dried when I need extra time to figure something out. That’s why I think it’s crucial to have this color in your arsenal.

The set includes eight primary colors, more than enough to make any imaginable color. You can easily make translucent spreads, and the colors blend well. The pigments are also of high quality, producing vivid and stable hues.

To make the “touch-up” work blend in with the main application, you’ll need to mix a lot of colors. The pigments in these colors are of the highest caliber, so I have no complaints about their performance in this capacity.

This set of acrylic paints is great for adding depth to your work, but I would only use it for that. Shade, blend, and glaze are its primary uses. These hues are ideal because of their corresponding properties. Now, if you’re just starting out, you can safely ignore this advice. The term “touch-up” implies a level of perfection that has a long way to go before it can be achieved.

However, if you have been painting for some time and are committed to improving the vibrancy of your work, I cannot recommend Golden Open Acrylics enough. In particular, it’s very similar to how oil paints function. It’s hard to find an analogy.

Old Holland Classic Oil

We are about to switch to oil paints. The most effective medium for putting one’s thoughts onto canvas is oil paint. Not just me, but a lot of other creative types and industry experts feel the same way.

Oil paint on canvas provides the best experience because of the way it mixes and behaves.

The Old Holland brand of paint is quite old and reliable. It has been around since the 17th century, and many famous artists have used it, including Van Gogh.

There’s no mistaking the seriousness of these hues. Everything about Old Holland’s paints, from the pigments to the viscosity and consistency, is superior.

This color contains only high-quality pigments; no cheap fillers are used in the manufacturing process. Furthermore, these hues retain their vibrancy and depth over time. It’s commonly referred to as “lightfastness” in the field.

Every color is completely lightfast except for Cremnitz White and Madder Lakes, and those two are nearly lightfast as well.

You can use these paints for anything, from landscapes to still lifes to figures, because they come in both transparent and opaque varieties and contain high-quality pigments.

Since the medium has such great tinting strength, these paints also last much longer than others, so even though they’re pricey, it’ll be a while before you have to worry about running out.

Since oil paint can be stretched to a good extent, it can be used more efficiently, is simpler to paint with, and produces more aesthetically pleasing results. The spreading and blending are first-rate, as might be anticipated; however, for the best results, you should use brushes made of natural hair. Still, only the best will do for venerable Holland.

Holbein Duo Aqua Water-Soluble Oils

This is now considered the gold standard when painting with oil. Holbein Duo Aqua Water-Soluble Oils are built from the ground up for professional use, and their superior quality is immediately apparent.

These oils are made to be used with water as well, unlike traditional oil paints, which require linseed oils for spreading and turpentine for washing.

The thermal stability, adhesion, and color tone of these hues are all put to the test, and they pass with flying colors. Even bacterial tests are performed on it.

It provides a healthy environment for the contemporary artist by doing away with the toxic chemicals and solvents found in traditional oil paints.

Don’t worry if all this seems too analytical and devoid of creativity for you. The paint’s high cost is justified by its high quality and performance. The paint is thick and has a lovely consistency that captivates the senses at first brushstroke.

In my opinion, the colors are more vibrant and expressive than those of competing brands. Using it gives my works a more vibrant quality, in my opinion. It’s easy to work with and comes in a wide range of colors, letting you get as creative as you like.

The color is easy to blend between coats, and a dryer solution is included to speed drying time. Those who don’t have the patience to wait for the oils to dry will appreciate this. Personally, I find the waiting to be worthwhile because I find that the color is more vibrant and blends better when I let it dry on its own.

What to Look for in the Best Types of Paints

The brands I’ve mentioned all produce either acrylic or oil paints. On a canvas, these two color schemes are a match made in heaven.

Oil paint is better for blending colors and is great for any project, while acrylic paint dries quickly and is best for works that require a lot of intensity. In terms of technique, versatility, and depth of expression, oil paint is far and away my medium of choice.

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Oil paint hues are thicker and more readily adhere to the paintbrush. If you’re just starting out, it’s important to know that acrylic paints can be diluted with water, while oil paints require linseed oil.

Even though I’ve mentioned that there aren’t many water-compatible oil paint brands, I still think oil is the way to go because it applies more smoothly.

In general, the store will stock two quality levels of paint: student and professional. Cheaper student-grade paints are great for novice artists, but their pigments are of lower quality and they don’t mix as well.

While artist-quality paints mix beautifully and have brilliantly strong pigments.


I disagree with the common belief that only a few people have the innate ability to create art through drawing. I think anyone, given enough time and effort, can learn to draw competently. We have examined the steps required to create a cartoon baby in a blanket.

This may have seemed insurmountable before, but I have faith in your abilities. If you follow the instructions given above, you’ll end up with something better than what we have now.

Do you feel like you now know how to draw a baby with a blanket around him or her thanks to this article? If so, please let me know in the space provided below.