Marjorie van Heerden writes and illustrates children's books.
Monday, 13 August 2007
I'm playing with sketches of babies. Newborn Babies: The neck flops and drops forward; reflexes; startled and jerky arm and leg movements; when open, eyes look either sleepy or wide eyed (startled); head size exaggerated (about one third of body size), basically body grows to catch up with head size; arms and legs very short (I remember a school readiness test where the child must be able to cross its arm over its head and touch the ear on the other side - that's about age 4 or 5). More about drawing babies later - I'm really enjoying this!!!