Measuring

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components such as the height of the shoulders, the chest, the elbows, the hips, etc., which we have to consider. For this type of geometric sketch it's important to first project the body's line of symmetry; on it, we will mark the different measurements of the law of proportion. If the figure is shown from the back, we have the added advantage that the line of symmetry is already marked by the backbone.

The law of proportions for the human body would be of little use if this knowledge could not be used with real-life models.Theory is an inestimable help, but it is the application of theory to a real model that determines the final result of any drawing.

In a standing pose, imaginary vertical lines are commonly used to give proportion to the backbone and the lower extremities, in order to place upon them the corresponding segments or measurements for each unit.

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