Doodle Day: 5-8 and 9-12 Year Old Child

13 Sep

DoodleDay_20130911_5-8YROLDIn this post two Doodle Day challenges are combined. The first is a 5 to 8 year old child. The second is a 9 to 12 year old child.

As we move from the 2 to 4 year old child to 5 to 8 and then 9 to 12 year old, the facial features occupy more of the front of the head. Compare the 6 year old boy to the left with the 4 year old girl in the previous post. The nose continues to lengthen. Fat under the chin and around the neck decreases, but the cheeks remain relatively full. The jaw starts to show a drop vertically from the ear. The changing jaw line is easier to see because the neck is lengthening. Torso, arm and leg lengths increase. Feet are proportionately longer, but still on the small side compared to an adult or even a teenager.

DoodleDay_20130913_9-12YROLDFacial features continue to occupy more of the skull and by 12 years of age facial proportions are equivalent to adults. The overall skull may grow a bit larger, but the proportions will not change.  (Please remember that I’m describing changes in general.) As noted above, neck, torso, limb, hand and foot length increase.

I hope this post has been useful to anyone portraying children between 5 years old and preteen. Please look up the Doodle Day group on Facebook or Alison Hertz’s On My Mind blog to join in.

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