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    Lately I've been wondering about proportions. I was taught that the average human figure is 7 heads tall, but the loomis books recommend 8 heads. I've tried drawing this way but i find it awkward and it never seems to look just right. So the question is What proportions do you base your figures off of? Do you vary your figures from 7 to 8 or do you just usually draw at 7/8? Thanks in advanced

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    Actually Loomis explains the difference in figures depending on their head count. If you want some more heroic figures, you'll tend to use 8 and a half heads. The "ideal" male figure is 8 heads tall. Check this , and especially this .

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    Loomis is pretty self-explanatory. Standard "average proportions" are 7 1/2 heads. Eight heads is easier to work with and tends to look more "ideal". Skull size is less variable than height, so short people will tend towards seven heads high, tall people to eight. Average skull size is ~9", so an eight heads figure would be 6' tall.

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    ok. so it doesnt really matter how you set up your figures just as long as you keep between 7 and 8 heads tall. thanks

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