3 Pro­por­tions and anatomy rules

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Ac­cord­ing to Leonardo’s notes on his Vitru­vian Man, an ideal fig­ure is eight heads high. The com­mon call is that an av­er­age per­son is around seven-and-a-half heads tall, while heroic pro­por­tions, such as with su­per­heroes, of­ten look more im­pres­sive at eight-and-a-half heads high. Good guides to know, par­tic­u­larly when you’re hav­ing prob­lems with draw­ing a fig­ure, but maybe I’m just not an ideal or heroic kind of per­son, be­cause I like to draw a slightly larger head and make the body more of a six to six-and-a-half head height, to give the im­age just a hint of car­i­ca­ture.

Life draw­ing will show you that ev­ery body is dif­fer­ent

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