As new and more experience users begin to develop their sculpturing skills its handy to have some kind of reference as to anatomic proportions.
Heres what iv found during my short reserch which brings what iv writen into this thred.
After some research iv decided to put some notes together that will help getting the human proportion looking anatomically correct. The following are basic rules that should make proportions easier. These proportions are based on an ideal not a average person. The reason why it’s best to draw or sculpt as Ideal is it simply doesn’t look correct on paper to draw what we averagely look like unless this was intended.
If you where to draw a line horizontally across the head centre and vertically down the centre, the first thing your notice is the horizontal line goes between the eyes. This makes your eyes dead centre of your head.
The width between the middle of your eyes is the same as the distance as your outer edge to your temple looking from a front profile of a face.
The top of the ear aligns with the eye brow and the ear lobe under or between the nostrils and the upper lip. Ears vary in size so this is an ideal average.
The bottom of nose is half way between the eye centre line and the chin bone.
The lips are half way between the lower nostrils and the chin bone although on average human lips is nearer to nose than chin.
The back base of the head where the spine connects aligns to the nostrils.
Again based on ideals the body should be 8 head lengths from tip of scull to toes.
The Head counts as 1 head length.
Chin to nipple height.
Nipple to belly button.
Belly button to groin.
Groin to lower thigh
Lower thigh to under the knee. (The knee should be centre between these 2 points or just a bit nearer to the lower thigh)
Low knee to upper ankle (you can set this is how best suits your visual preference, in general a head length is spare from this point to the bottom of foot.
Upper ankle to foot base.
The elbow aligns with the belly button and the wrist to the groin. The sholder width is 2 head lengths or just over.
More often than not the body is divided into 8 parts but normally equals to just over 7 or 7and a half head lenghts.
Real Life proportions.
I measured my body so we can see real life measurements. I used the head length where there was no body point that can be used as reference like nipples, groin e.c.t. Mesurements are in inches.
Head length 8.6"
Chin to nipple: 10"
Nipple to belly button: 9.5
Belly button to crotch: 8.6"
Crotch to lower thigh: 8.6"
Lower thigh to lower knee: 8.6
Lower Knee to Upper ankle. 8.6"
Upper ankle to foot: 7"
As you can clearly see my body is divided into 8 parts using head length where can be used. As we can see im not ideal but not completely out of proportion. Between the chin and nipple im 1.3" over. Between the nipple and belly button its 0.8" over which equals 2.2" combining them both.
Between the upper ankle and foot is 1.6" under so if we take 1.6" from our 2.2 leaves up 0.5" spare, this can easy be gained or lost due to measurement error. From doing these simple measurement calculations we see that using the head length times 8 will give us the most accurate proportions.
If you can add any more proportion alignments please do so. Hope it helps some people with there drawing or sculpturing.