Are you feeling blue? Crying is a difficult, complicated expression to draw especially for young children. They have a hard enough time determining and processing big feelings. But helping them draw expressions, feelings, and emotions is believed to help with understanding and processing them better. That’s not surprising! So let’s draw a sad, tearful face step by step, really easy.
This tutorial and our many others are suitable for ages 3 to 8 (preschool and above.)
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🖍️ Tools For Success
- Paper (Our Free How To Draw Template PDF)
- Polymer Eraser
- Outline Markers
- Coloring Tools (I recommend Crayola’s 140 Piece Coloring Case)
🎨 Parents: The only tools you need to use these how-to-draw tutorials are: an eraser, a pencil, and a piece of paper. But – if you have them around – a sketching pencil makes for fainter and softer lines that help kids build fine motor accuracy. I also recommend going over the sketch pencil with a black outline marker when you’re done for a neater finish. Lastly, erase the pencil marks before adding color.
Easy Drawing Guide: Tearful, Crying Expression
Fun Facts About Tears/Crying
- Crying also activates feel-good endorphins-the same ones released while smiling and exercise.
- Adults cry on average around 2 to 4 times a month. Men report crying less (about once a month.) It lasts, on average, for six minutes while a woman cries. On the other hand, a man’s crying session only lasts about four minutes.
- On average, the eyes of a human contain 15 to 30 gallons of tears a year.
- Three different kinds of tears are formed by human eyes: basal tears, which care for the cornea; reflex tears, which protect against irritants; and emotional tears.
- A sticky exterior coating that makes the tear clean enough to see through will mask human tears.
- Some people have a higher ability to cry than most.
- Women living in Western cultures, where there are prosperity and more independence, weep far more often than women whose lives are dominated by conventional cultural norms.
- Women have physically smaller tear ducts when compared to men. On average, women weep about 30 to 64 times a year. The article is based on a survey by the German Ophthalmology Society.
- Tears often evoke affection, and crying together may strengthen the bond.
- Sixty-six percent of men said they had a short, less than five-minute weeping session.
- Just 24 percent of men, compared to 38 percent of women, confessed to weeping for 6 to 15 minutes.
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