Kids progress through a predictable pattern when it comes to art. It goes, roughly: scribbles (up and down, side to side), scribbles (circles and spirals), scribbles (mandalas), and finally, the humanoid! This is kind of a circle that represents a head with limbs extending from it. It can have a face, sometimes just two circles for eyes. But it represents the switch from putting crayon to paper to learn the process to making representational art. It normally happens around the age of 3, and Wilflower will be 5 next month. So, I was kind of getting worried, and I felt rather guilty (I don’t do enough art with her, she’s stunted creatively, she watches too much TV, I should start a family drawing time like Soulemama!), but she just out of the blue started to make these, and like the kid who talks late but busts out these complete sentences, she just kept drawing! So, I wanted to share.
Here is her first humanoid- she said it was a boy mermaid:
A bit later, she drew Lola, from Charlie and Lola:
For reference, this is what Lola looks like:
And finally- we were recently gifted with one of those gourmet gift baskets that come through the mail. As a thank you to the sender, she drew the family enjoying lollipops (though no lollipops were in the gift basket…)
More proof my little girl isn’t so little anymore. *Sigh…*