Jenna has been shocking my husband and me with her drawing in the past 24 hours. She is drawing faces with actual features, and bodies with the beginnings of limbs.
I’m not sure if this type of work is common at 32 months or not. Art has never been my son Bruce’s strong suit. So the only work I have to compare this to is my own preschool self-portraits from age 3.5:
Yes, I know what you are thinking: “Why does Jenny still have artwork she drew when she was 3?” Maybe I need to revisit my post about hoarding! But it is interesting to have this work for comparison purposes. Jenna is now drawing a face with features a full year before I did. Here are another two drawings Jenna did last night that include bodies:
To compare, here’s what I was drawing when I was four:
Keeping a record of your preschooler’s self-portraits is a really neat idea. I’m glad Ms. Ella did this with me when I was 3! As for Jenna’s ability level, I’m not sure if she is a normal two and a half year old artist, and I was really awful, or if this is something that is special about her. I think I might ask Jenna’s preschool teacher the next time we have class.