See also Artistic Age for an intentional drawn equivalent.
Compare Age Lift, Age-Inappropriate Dress, and Three-Month-Old Newborn.
Contrast Hollywood Old, Playing Gertrude, Underage Casting, and Children Voicing Children.
When you're drawing children or sexy young women you give them clean surfaces to suggest youth and a tightness of veins, and when you draw Clint Eastwood in an eyepatch hanging out with Gen 13 you draw all over his face to let people know he's old.
Depending on who you talk to, every line can equal a year added onto the life of your character.
If younger, casting usually tries for children actors, and if older it is simply far less noticeable.
If a show or movie carries a greater focus on the adults rather than the kids then they will usually avert this.
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Very specific actors can pull it off, usually attributing it to the character being Older Than They Look.
In other cases, some stories work with this because a key plot point may be the character does not actually look their age and are trying to pass off as older than they really are.
High school students in television look nothing like high school students in real life (well, not always), for one good reason: they're often played by actors who are at least a few years older.