DRAWING CHILDREN & ELDERLY PEOPLE
Children have distinctive characters and personalities. They register as many feelings and emotions as adults, but much more freely and obviously. As we age, we learn to hide our real emotions, sometimes too deeply. Most children are much more truly themselves than adults are.
Although the principles and objects of drawing the head apply to children as well, the proportions are different than those of adults.
A child’s head is shaped more like a rounded egg than the elongated egg shape of an adult’s head, and the face is smaller in proportion to the rest of the head.
The ears are usually ...