How to draw the human figure - Drawing Male Proportions




Male Proportions

Let's start with the typical human male. As with faces, all bodies are different, so these observations are very general, these proportions happen most of the time, but not always. These proportions apply to a fully grown man, not an infant, adolescent or an elderly man, but rather from the ages from about 18 to 50. Refer to your subject that you are going to draw and keep these guidelines in mind. Don't draw what you've learned by exactly mimicking these proportions, but rather draw what you see.

The average male body is seven and a half head high


It's about one head from the bottom of the chin to the bottom of the pectorals


from the top of the shoulder to the elbow, the bicep is about one and a half heads long


The arm, from armpit to fingertip, is about 2/3 the length of the leg from groin to sole


From navel to groin is about one head length


From chin to groin is about 3 heads


The neck is about one quarter heads high


The chest, from collar bone to top of the hip is a little less than 2 heads


From elbow to wrist is about the same as elbow to armpit


the thigh is about 1 and a half heads long


The shin is about 2
heads long


From the groin, the legs are about 3 and a half heads long


What measurements can you find
and make?

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