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MANGA BASICS

Different Body Types

Once you are comfortable using the basic rules of body proportions and foreshortening discussed on pages 1213, you can draw any adult or young adult body type and pose. You can even choose to exaggerate bodies or tweak specific body parts (see page 15).

You may also want to create younger and older characters or characters that grow up during the course of your story. To depict characters of different ages, fundamental laws of proportion still apply. However, there are some important differences between the bodies of children and adults. Below is a character at different ages, from a baby to an adult woman. Notice how her head is much larger in proportion to her body as a child than as a teen and adult. Also ...

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