The importance of proportion in portrait drawing

All drawing involves proportion, whether the subject is still life, landscape, figure drawing, or portrait drawing. Proportion is important whether an artwork's style is realistic, abstract, or completely nonobjective (that is, without recognizable forms from the external world). Realistic drawing in particular depends heavily on proportional correctness. Therefore, realistic drawing is especially effective in training the eye to see the thing-as-it-is in its relational proportions. Individuals whose jobs require close estimations of size relationships—carpenters, dentists, dressmakers, carpet-layers, and surgeons—develop great facility in perceiving proportion. Creative thinkers in all fields benefit from enhanced awareness of part-to-whole relationships—from seeing both the trees and the forest.

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  • sago
    What are the importance of proportion in figure drawing?
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    Why is proportion important in an art work?
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    Why is it important to study facial proportions for drawing portraits?
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    Why is proportion imjportant in art?
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    What is proportion and important in drawing?
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  • Wilcome
    Why is the composition so important in drawing?
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    What is so important about drawing faces?
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  • Maisy
    What are the benefits of portrait making and drawing in full?
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    What is proportion related to drawing?
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    Why are proportions important in real life?
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