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16 August 2010, 02:56 PM   #1
Joined: 28 Mar 2010
Posts: 127
Aside from the fact that this club hasn't been very active these past few days, ;^; can
you guys explain to me about proportions?
I dunno, on some drawings people said the proportion is good. D:
but can you guys give me a definition on it?
I hate you anatomy. ;-;

16 August 2010, 05:06 PM   #2
Joined: 6 Aug 2009
Posts: 2
Hn... This might not make sense or sound like a load of bull- I mean, baloney, but
proportion is kind of like the simple math of drawing.

Proportion is the balance among the parts of something, like how balanced the body parts
are in comparison to the entire body. You don't need to be an expert on the human anatomy
in order to be proportional. An example would be head to shoulder ratio. If you drew
shoulders that were about twice the width of the head, then that would be "proportional"
because that's a kind of balance you'd see in actual human anatomy. 

(Yes, anatomy is all about being proportional, as well as practice on the body and a
couple of other things.)

19 August 2010, 04:56 PM   #3
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People have different techniques. Some people use heads i.e. the torso is twice the size
of the head. Accept with anime this is not always trues as some characters have HUGE
heads. You can use lines and shapes to create a general image of the body. It comes with
practice really. Use your own body for a reference, it is very handy.

20 August 2010, 03:17 PM   #4
Joined: 1 Aug 2009
Posts: 44
UH I just wing it cause I'm lazy. Proportions are all over the place.  URM I usually make
sure that when i draw ears, they're always between the eyes and bottom of the nose.  eyes
are about one eye apart. I think it was that sexier women had their eyes slightly further
apart, not sure.  UH what else, arms when they're just hanging loose, the fingertips end
up touching mid thigh. elbows generally bend at the waist. 

I find it easier if I draw with loose gestures then with exact grid lines and whatnot.  I
just fudge with things until everything looks alright.  YEAH don't worry about fixing
things and besure to work loose and then go to details.  Don't get stuck on one area and
stay there.  If you get frustrated work on somewhere else and come back.  :D

20 August 2010, 03:46 PM    #5
Joined: 6 Mar 2010
Posts: 7
Eh I'd say check dA ( for tutorials and I'd give you a link for some but
DA IS DOWN ATM DDD: And I can't acces it

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