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Proportions Guide by FOERVRAENGD Proportions Guide by FOERVRAENGD
This is a little bonus with all the stuff I couldn't fit in the first part of Understanding Anatomy:

This is just a plain guide over the 8-head measurement which is commonly used in art. Many of you asked me about drawing shorter people and kids, wondering if they also had a 8-head ratio.

This is the answer (no babies don't have 8 heads).

I especially thank :iconsomarlidr: for the information about the ratio of the spine. I wouldn't have noticed this if it weren't for you :heart:
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:iconravenmin:
Ravenmin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
what about the height differences from let say a 5ft women and 6ft men? How should I draw it?
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Rukuyu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
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Ravenmin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
uuu~ thank you! ^^
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ShineBrightLikeMoon Featured By Owner Edited May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not too sure if this helps, but I'm 5ft and my dad is 6ft. I reach just below his shoulders. Maybe draw with the female just reaching below his shoulders?
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THEBanana316 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is going to be super helpful for me. Thanks for taking the time to make it.
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GlyphBellchime Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I always need a good tutorial on proportions. Good job.
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:iconjeantinehobbit:
JeantineHobbit Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for this! This is gonna be useful when I draw hobbits! :)
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:iconlucyunityrose:
lucyunityrose Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist
This looks a lot like a page from "figure drawing for all it's worth" by Andrew Loomis
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:iconspuggey:
spuggey Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! Thanks!
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:iconfutureofm:
FutureofM Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do not understand how to utilize this technique :c, my human looks like it got stretched by some evil fruits in the ocean
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:iconmoirailzoned:
MoirailZoned Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the width is just as important as the height!! the shoulders should be at least 2-2.5 heads wide
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:iconfutureofm:
FutureofM Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for this reply! I started to understand more about the 8-head method and hope that I will soon learn about the rest...
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:iconrobot-star693:
robot-star693 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Exactly what I was looking for...
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:iconvam2020:
vam2020 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
exellent, thanksss
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:iconkacper11000:
kacper11000 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Very helpful :D Thanks
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:iconibutts:
ibutts Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
This is a very good reference
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:iconjeffthekillar:
jeffthekillar Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
This was more helpful than a year of art lessons...
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FallenCouslandHawke Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Thanks for the guide.
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:iconal1n7a:
al1n7a Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you! I always have trouble with drawing kids the right ages
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:iconcaballero-nocturno:
caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
thanks
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:iconqu4qu4:
qu4qu4 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
You are so kind for make such lots of useful stuff
It improves my drawing skill so much
Very very thank you
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SarcasticUnicorn Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh, Lawd, that middle diagram is frightening. XD
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:iconsmileschitzo:
SmileSchitzo Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
This is so helpful. I love you more than you will ever know. Best wishes!
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:iconazayakasket:
AzayakaSket Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks for sharing this! :)
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:iconramani-rayne:
Ramani-Rayne Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Definitely going to use some of this when I next draw kids. Dang small people not being easy proportions yet! :X
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:iconw-64:
W-64 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very helpful, thank you so much~!
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KiilKannibble Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Super useful, thanks so much!
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:iconilda28399:
Ilda28399 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much for the help! :D
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:iconfuyu-oleander:
fuyu-oleander Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, this is just what I was looking for!
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:iconvladimirdrak:
vladimirdrak Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
strange way how you paintt the womman ^^ but i like it ^^
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:iconthephantomwolf:
ThePhantomWolf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks! Drawing little kids has been something I avoided, now I can do stuff and be arty and things xD So thank you!
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UnderTheTableSketch Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for this.
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blackhunter28 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good this help me for a little drawing than i have in mind!!!
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:iconvagranto:
vagranto Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I always have troubles to draw kid, this is very handy thanks
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:iconhorsesrcool22:
horsesRcool22 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is so very handy. Thank you for making it
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:iconlisamillett:
LisaMillett Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This will come in handy Many thanks
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ryukyus1 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
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Your Tuts have been incredibly useful to me, and I really appreciate your work and efforts, would I be imposing if you could do some on clothing, such as armors of futuristic and hair styles. thx
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OVERLORDRiley Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
You have no idea how much this and your anatomy guides have helped me. Thank you so, so much for taking the time to make them!
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Ph33rbenkthankslol Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks, this is real usefull
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Ph33rbenkthankslol Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
oops spelled usful wrong
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PolkaMocha Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*useful lol
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Brisingr-Arget Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! I'll remember this when drawing!
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:iconredfeathyrs:
Redfeathyrs Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for posting this; very helpful! :D
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Conner-Black Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I used this as a reference thank you!
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PrincessLaguia Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconlazycryplz: Thank you~~
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:iconlilliozwest:
Lilliozwest Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank! I really needed help in this subject! ^-^
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:iconowkluvu:
owkluvu Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very useful indeed! :)
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:iconvulpinedesigns:
vulpinedesigns Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very useful, thanks for this! Am just starting miniature sculpting and this'll come in really handy!
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artofuldis Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
I am using 8 head units Ratio for both adult genders. In artwork seems more realistic to me.
But still for me easiest way is to use Human Proportion Calculator I am using android App, it is called HPC
In internet there is also free online version
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FOERVRAENGD Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
why are you posting the same comment on two deviations? :)
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