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POSES & FEATURES

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BASIC PROPORTIONS

Artists use a standard set of measurements to create accurate proportions when constructing a head drawing. The following serve as general guidelines. All faces are different, and individuals have varying proportions. Use these guidelines as a starting point, but stay true to the actual proportions of your subject.

The general proportions of the head can be divided into thirds:

One-third from the hairline to the eyebrows

One-third from the eyebrows to the nose

One-third from the nose to the chin

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