Each head proportion relates to a specific part of the body:
A. top of head to bottom of chin
B. bottom of chin to nipple
C. nipple to navel/stomach
D. navel/stomach to groin
E. groin to mid-thigh
F. mid-thigh to knee
G. knee to calf
H. calf to toe l until the top of
the figure, using the head proportion as your gauge. It is important to remember always to measure only on the horizontal or vertical axis - if you measure at an angle you will get distortions - and always measure with your arm straight out in front of you and from the same position to maintain consistency.
5/ Once you have your vertical and horizontal proportions, you can now transfer this information to your paper. If you wish, you can make what is called a 'sight size' drawing by using the exact measurements you have assessed. This does, however, usually turn out to be a very small, tight drawing, and is not advisable unless you are very experienced. The other way is to make a scaled drawing relative to your proportions; for example, if your original head proportion was one inch in height, you could double it when you came to transfer each measurement to your drawing.
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