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Human Proportions

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I saw an image of mine on this topic, anatomy. It's shows the proper proportions of the body. human proportions It comes from this human proportion page It comes from my site teaching about color, with a color wheel that realy works. And painting on location. This includes portraits. Here is the link. Maybe I could help someone. Aloha from Maui. Don [Edited by - Don Jusko on November 28, 2006 4:27:10 AM]

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Thank you,
Here's some more information.

PROPORTIONS OF THE BODY
A perfect body is 8 heads high.

The neck space is 1/4 of one head length, under the chin of the top first head.
The second head starts under this neck space.
One quarter of one head down on this second head is the shoulder line. This leaves space for the chest above the clavicle and leaves space for the neck support muscles.
The shoulder line is two head lengths (not widths) wide and is the top line of the torso triangle that extends down to the space between the legs.
The chin to the shoulder line is 1/2 of one heads length. That is, 1/4 head extra neck space and 1/4 head down on the second head.
The nipple line equals one head length, the bottom of the second head.
The nipples to the belly button equals one head length. The top of the third trunk head.
From the belly button to the space between the legs is one head, the bottom of the third trunk head. This leg space is actually 4 1/4 heads down from the top, including the 1/4 head neck space or... 3 and 3/4 heads up from the bottom. for a total of 8 heads high. The two center heads overlap by 1/4 head. The top three torso heads were lowered 1/4 head because of the empty neck space.
The width of the waist at the belly button is one head length wide, not head width wide.
From the top line of the hip or trunk triangle line to the space between the legs, is 3/4's of one head high up, and is two head widths wide. Not more.
The center of the body is the bend line, which forms the top line of this third bend line triangle, within the trunk triangle. The top line is 1/4 head above the space between the legs and two head widths wide. Not more.
This bend line can also be measured as four heads up from the base, which has no added 1/4 head space for the neck as happened in the top 4 heads. Or..
The big torso triangle is from the shoulder line to the space between the legs. The second triangle is the trunk triangle, the hip bones down to the space between the legs. The third bend line triangle is the quarter head high triangle within the trunk triangle.
The rib cage can be represented by a 3x4 oval two heads high, starting at the top of the second head.
The upper arm, from the shoulder triangles outside edge, is one and 1/2 heads long.
The lower arm is one and 1/4 heads long.
The hand is 3/4 of a head long, equal to the average face.
The chest side view is one head width wide at the nipples.
The upper arm, which was one and one half head lengths, connects
from the center of the shoulder ball, a quarter head circle reaching the end of the shoulder line.
Just below the leg space, the legs and the body are the widest.
Two egg shaped heads, side by side, upside down, will fit in the trunk area.
From the outside point of the bend line triangle
down to the bottom of the knee cap is two head lengths. The bend line is always the center of the body.
The knee cap is a 1/4 head length circle.
The calf muscle is higher on the outside.
From the center of the knee cap
to the ground is two head lengths.
The ankle is 1/4 head high off the ground.
The foot is one head length long.
The ankle bone is higher on the inside.

THE-DRAWING-ORDER OF A STICK FIGURE, TO CATCH THE ACTION

1. Start with the center balance line from top to bottom.
2. Divide it in half showing the top of the bend line triangle.
3. Define the head, legs, shoulder line and arm lines.
4. Finish the torso triangle and the bend line triangle.
5. Now add the hands and feet.

That's it, these simple steps include the lines that can catch any action, fast!

Now, to finish the form, put the trunk triangle in, the shoulder balls, knee caps and rib cage.

From the bottom of the bend line triangle, the space between the legs, connect a line to the bottom of the knee cap for the inside of the leg. Connect another line from the outsides of the top of the bend line triangle to the bottom of the knee caps. The bottom of the knee caps are two head up from the bottom.

Add the calf lines and the stick figure is finished. It's accurate, balanced, and ready to add the muscles.

There is more information here.
http://www.realcolorwheel.com/human.htm

If you want some information about RGB color or pigment color and how they relate, jusk ask.
Don

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Welcome to GameDev, Don Jusko!

Your image was posted to my thread on proportion and pose, and it was helpful. I'll be sure to check out your site.

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