The elements of each separate part of the body must be in proportion, just as the entire body must be proportional. We need to know the accurate proportions for drawing parts like the human face. Understanding the proper proportions and using placement guidelines helps you determine the correct size and location of each facial feature. Whether you are viewing the subject from front, in profile, or from three-quarter view, the basic proportions are the same.


FRONTAL VIEW The head looks like a ball that has been flattened on the sides, elongating it. Divide it in half horizontally and vertically. Divide the bottom portion in half again ...

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