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The basic proportions foe a simple standing female figure
This is my first post, so I really hope it doesn't suck :)
Hopefully this will be helpful if you struggle with realistic proportions when drawing figures.

Posted by Kitten from Hull, England, United Kingdom • Published


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  • How to make a drawing. Drawing The Female Figure - Step 1
    Step 1

    First start with the head.
    The length from the top of the head to the chin makes up about 1/8 of the length of the body.

  • How to make a drawing. Drawing The Female Figure - Step 2
    Step 2

    So take this measurement and repeat it 7 times down the body. Each measurement corresponds to a different part of the body, starting with:
    -Top of the head to the chin
    -Chin to the nipples
    -Nipples to the belly button and elbows
    -Belly button to the crotch and wrists
    -Crotch to mid thigh
    -Mid thigh to the bottom of the knee
    -Bottom of the knee to mid shin
    -Mid shin to bottom of feet

  • How to make a drawing. Drawing The Female Figure - Step 3
    Step 3

    The hips should be the larger or the same width as the shoulders. (The waist I did here accidently came out far too small to be real)

  • How to make a drawing. Drawing The Female Figure - Step 4
    Step 4

    You should now have a well proportioned female figure, ready for features and clothes to be added :)

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Nomycookie^^ · 14 projects
Thanks for putting up this project Happy it will really help with my drawings Tongue xoxo
Chuckee · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 15 projects
That chick has huge hips!

@Grace: The true female proportions are more or less the same, but they are also only 7 heads high.
The proportions used for drawing (8 heads high) add length to the leg to make it more appealing to the eye.
In fashion drawings, we often stretch it to 9 or 10 heads, and all the excess height is added to the legs.
Grace J.
Grace J.
this is awesome but i was sure that the crotch and waist legth was the same as the bottom of the leg and the feet where ad on's

that's what i learnt i may be wrong
but other than that awesome tut
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
wooow awesome drawing work of you! thanks for sharing;-D

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