In our piece on the human head’s proportions, we declared that there aren’t exact proportions. This is not just true in the head’s proportions but as well for the proportions that comprise the body. However, as for head proportions, for the head, there are common standards that aid in the process of drawing the human body. The most important thing is to grasp the fundamentals of proportions. If you want to be able to do this in the near future, then may stretch them to create Slenderman and flatten them out to depict Mario. In any case, it’s essential to know the fundamentals of how the human body is constructed.



The most accurate way to measure how much the body’s proportions are determined is by the head. It is the easiest and the most reliable method to determine proportions and then translate them onto an article of paper. When comparing the body and the head using the following measurements, they are employed:

  • head height;
  • the neck’s height and head;
  • head diagonally;
  • Hand length and hand length and.

The average height of the human body is around 7 or 8 feet. However, as we’ve said before there are many different people and the above figure is approximate. In all cases that are different, the proportions of the head and body are unique to each person. They have distinct characteristics and this is contingent on a myriad of aspects. For instance, for people of shorter height, the head, generally speaking, is greater size than taller people.



The following figure shows that If you draw a person standing with arms extended towards the sides, the body of the person can be drawn in the form of a square. The head, arms, and legs will be in contact with each other on the edges of the. This implies that the height of a person is related to the length the width of his hands.



In the same picture, it is possible to examine the proportions of the human body that take into account the effects of age. For instance, you can observe that in children, the head is bigger relative to the body than in an adult. Also, you can see that the torso of children is more extended relative to the limbs. The height of a baby is roughly equal to the head height of four The height of a child who is seven years old is equivalent to the height of six heads as well the average height for a 14-year-old teenager is seven heads.

Human height is split into 2 equal portions. The middle line is located in a position that is one-third of the head above the navel. The torso’s height is about two heads. One of the major parts of the torso is the rib cage. It is about equivalent in height to that of the head when compared to the neck. The shoulder width is roughly equal to that of both facial areas in the neck (from the top of the chin down to those anterior tubercles) or the length of the hand.



The pelvis forms the 2nd part that makes up the upper torso. One thing you must consider is that usually, your female pelvis will be larger than that of a male. The pelvis’s width as compared to shoulders in males is around 1:1.8 while for women it is roughly 1:1. That is, the size of the pelvis is less than that of shoulders, by approximately half. In other words that the hips of females are about the same as the shoulders. In males, the shoulders are a little larger in comparison to the hips. As we’ve mentioned before in reality, there are a huge number of examples of the reverse.


The length of the arm is equivalent to three head heights. Fingertips when in the lower position touch the mid-section of the legs. Arm length is around one and a quarter heights from the top of your head. From the waist’s middle to the top of your head approximately 3 heads. Elbows are found around the waistline. The forearm, as well as the foot, are the same length as the head’s diagonal. Its length and the length of the facial portion as well as the length of the sternum, are all the same. The hand’s length is divided into two halves around the intersection of the fingers and the palm.


Length of legs equivalent to three-and-a-quarter or four heads. The thigh’s height is equivalent to that of the leg below which includes the feet’s height and is equivalent to two sizes of the head’s height. The above ratios of the body of the individual are extremely average. For instance, the team from used an average of around 30 years old, with an average height of 172-175 centimeters. We have already said that in reality, we’re each of us is very individual. That means that the body proportions you portray might differ from what the team at has presented previously. However, the rules that are discussed in this article will be fair when applied to virtually anyone.



What can we do with this knowledge and how do you use it in your daily everyday life? The first step is to keep in mind the proportion laws mentioned in the article. Understanding these ratios will allow you to develop the most convincing and realistic sketches. The ability to learn is crucial however, it doesn’t have any value without practice. With the knowledge, you have acquired from this article sketch people of different body types and postures. Drawing a lot of these sketches will help consolidate this information and help in bringing the right proportions to automation.


It is crucial to know that in the future, you must not take measurements of every part of your body and compare it to one. These proportions must be incorporated into your mind and the act to measure and compare them will be automated as the pedaling process is performed on a bicycle. Don’t forget to not forget to join through social networks and tell your friends about our website and leave your thoughts within the feedback section.


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