Anatomy 101: Body Proportions
Drawing a human body in the right proportions is an incredibly challenging pursuit. Even is your style is more cartoon that comic book, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with proper proportions. The more you understand about how the body is built, the better you’ll be able to break the rules and design characters that distort these proportions for all the right reasons.
I think the best guide for figure drawing is Andrew Loomis’ “Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth.” They’re pretty difficult to find these days, but most of what I’m going to talk about is taken from that guide.
Please keep in mind that the following can be applied to “standard” figure drawing. If you’re drawing superheroes, for example, many of these measurements will be exaggerated.
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