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Quick Sketching with Ron Husband by Ron Husband

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Children

Oh, the Joy of Sketching Children

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When drawing children pay attention to proportion. They are not miniature adults. Heads are larger in proportion to the body, facial features sit low on the cranium, and there is lots of “baby fat” with short arms, legs, and a stomach that usually extends out.

Body type and attitudes take the place of faces.

Here a few points of observation:

•  Skeleton and muscle underneath the clothing is bone, muscle, and fat.

•  Like adults, children come in all shapes and sizes (body types).

•  Be prepared for the constant movement of children at play.

There is something charming about parents and their ...

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