Invest in your child's interest in drawing with a tool that serious students and art professionals use -- the wooden artist mannequin (also spelled manikin). The art manikin is a physical form made of wood and jointed at various points so that it can be posed in many lifelike positions.
Just as models have posed for artists through the ages, the wooden mannequin serves as a model to help an artist get the body proportions correct.
Children as young as eight years old can benefit from sketching with an art manikin.
I've got one of these somewhere and also a hand wooden mannequin too that was very useful for drawing hands I remember at the time, although I could have drawn my own hand as I realized years later lol!
Wooden mannequins are really important for figure drawing. Nice article reminder for artists!
We have one of these somewhere. My son loves to draw, I'll definitely get it out for him soon.
This is very interesting. My nine year old daughter is very artistic and would benefit greatly from something like this. Thanks for the great info.