Differences In Figure According to

Finger length represents one of the most prominent differences between the figures of adult and child. Also, for adolescent girls you can create a youthful appearance by drawing the body of an adult, but with more rounded lines overall.

Drawing Children Body Proportions

A child's figure

A child's hand

Head Female Manga

Neck: Thick and relatively short

Shoulders: Rounded

Limbs. Even when long, not fully extended

Wrists & ankles: relatively thick v4 An adolescent figure

An adolescent hand

Large head Thick neck

Flat chest and hips

Barely tapered wrists and ankles

Neck: Thick and relatively short

Shoulders: Rounded

Limbs. Even when long, not fully extended

Wrists & ankles: relatively thick

An adolescent hand

Large head Thick neck

Flat chest and hips

Barely tapered wrists and ankles v4 An adolescent figure

Some Rules of Thumb

A child's figure

Some Rules of Thumb

Adult

Adolescent

Child

Age range

18 and up

13 to 17

12 and under

Height by head size

7-8 heads or more

5-7 heads

5 heads or less

Curvature of body

Yes

Some

Almost none

Wrists & ankles

Slender

Average

Thick

Limbs

Long and fully extended

Not fully extended

Not fully extended

Drawing tips

Draw the head small; make wrists and ankles slim.

Draw the pelvis relatively thin; keep arms and legs relatively short.

Draw head large, arms and legs are like sticks.

Note: Women in the 18 to 19-year-okJ range will have elements of both the adult and adolescent figure.

A child's hand

Note: Women in the 18 to 19-year-okJ range will have elements of both the adult and adolescent figure.

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