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Human Figure Proportions – Idealistic Figures – Andrew Loomis

November 18, 20131 Comment
Human Figure Proportions - Idealistic - Andrew Loomis

Throughout history artists have depicted the human form not as the average, but as the ideal. We find beauty and grace in length. So, in artwork, it’s more common for figures to be 8 or more heads tall rather than 7.5.

Loomis’s ideal proportions are very similar to Richer’s in the torso. One head down to the nipples, another to the navel, and another to the crotch. However Loomis makes the shoulders a bit wider at 2 ⅓ heads. He keeps the hips at 1.5 heads.

The main difference between… Watch the Video

 

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