Deformation Of The Body

4~5 head lengths (child style)

UJhat is a deformed body? characters with short 11 is the ^ shaPe head legnths are drawn deformed into babies 3 head lengths in gag cartoons. and children.

(baby style) jhe length of arm for babies is as short as for

3-head-length characters. Hands and elbows will be positioned the same as for adults.

The arms of deformed characters will also look natural by drawing the length based on the body.

A raised arm will look strange if you use the adult arm length.

The most important point in manga

How does it look at first sight?* Interesting? Cool? Cute? Beautiful? As long as it looks good at a glance, it will be quite acceptable even if your sketch is actually out of proportion.

Body Deformation

A raised arm will look strange if you use the adult arm length.

Manga Arm Raised
By YuKinutani/Media Works/Dengeki Comics EX/from "Angel Arm"

Which figure do you think is more 3-dimensional?

Figure 2

Body Deformation

Near

Which figure do you think is more 3-dimensional?

Near

Continued... UJhat are deformed bodies?

Using perspective, near objects are drawn larger and those far away smaller.

Figure 2

Perspective represented by far and near can be used not only for persons or characters but also for background.

Figure 1 Far

Near

When a fist is pushed forward, it looks like the Figure 1 in reality, but by deforming the perspective as in Figure 2, it will have greater dimensionality.

To create a sense of 3-D through deformation, draw the front larger and the near smaller, This is one of the basics of perspective. Objects drawn with some exaggeration is so called deformation, and it brings out a greater sense of space.

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