Proportions are crucial in the drawing. The proportions of humans are particularly important. This article by the team of will explain the proportions of a human head. We will present the proportions of classical standards and canons. This means that we’ll be discussing averaged proportions. The proportional canons from the past are not always in line with the proportions of a normal person, but the rules they are based on are identical.



It is vital to recognize that all people are unique and that we differ from one another in regard to the way we look. If we were all same and all looked like iconic Greek sculptures the world wouldn’t be as fascinating and interesting, would it? Human heads are an instrument in which the remainder of the body is measured. By measuring the width or height that the human head has, you can determine the length, height, and width of the legs, arms as well as torso.



If we take a look at humans as skulls, the head’s shape is formed by two components that are the brain skull and the facial skull. The brain skull takes up 1/3 of the face while the facial skull takes up 1/3 of the head. Let’s examine the dimensions and dimensions of the heads from 3 perspectives from front, side, and top. If we look at your head in the direction of the face, we observe that the height of the head relative to width is around 1:1.7. The horizontal line that runs through the eyes is in the middle of the head’s height without hair.



Distance between the two most far-off Zygomatic bones is proportional to the elevation of the facial portion, i.e. from the bottom of the chin all the way to the bridge of the nose. The head’s height in relation to the diagonal measures approximately 1:1.8. The elevation of the face part of the head can be broken down into three equal sections. The first part is from the top of the chin all the way to the tip of the nose. The second part is from the base of the nose up to the glabella. The third part is from the glabella up to the center of the facial bone, or approximately one and a half about two fingers taller than the tubercles of frontal origin.


The eyes and the distance between the corner of your eyes and the wingspan of the nose, as well as the length of the chin’s tip. the chin all have similar dimensions. The mouth line is situated from the top of the chin up to the tip of the nose. It is a distance of 2/3. The mouth’s width corresponds to the lengths of the nasal bridge (from the bridge of your nose to the nose’s tip) as well as that is the space between the lines of the mouth and the top of your chin. Be aware of the position of the bridge on your nose. It is situated at the top of the eyelid, not at the mid-level eye which many people believe.


The nose and ear have a similar height and lie close to each other at the same height. In that, the upper portion of the ear lies situated at the level of the bridge that connects the nose and the lower portion is located just below the base of your nose. The size of your ear will be equal to the distance that extends from the ear to the outside part which is the tip of an eyebrow. Be aware that all of the proportions listed above are accurate when your face is at eye level and faces us directly. If the head is tilted or shifting the direction of the face these proportions are visually altered in line with what is known as the linear perspective which the artists from discussed in our previous posts.



What can you do to implement this information? Before you begin drawing, first draw the whole size of the head as an oval. Then, you put on the top of your head the line that runs horizontally between the eyes as well as that vertical line of facial harmony over it, and then gradually show the position of the various parts of the head making use of all the above-mentioned proportions.


The team at explained the most crucial and significant aspects of the dimensions of human heads. As previously mentioned the knowledge you acquire is essential if you are to create convincing and realistic portraits. To apply all of these skills and knowledge to the next level of drawing, practice as frequently as you are able to. In spite of the fact that knowledge is a huge ability, it is only through practice that you can transform yourself into a true artist.

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