Figure Drawing, Continued
The width of the head from ear to ear is used to proportionally measure the
width of the human figure. Male shoulders are a full 3 heads wide and his
width with the
hips are 2 heads wide. A male figure is generally thick and angular. Female
shoulders and hips are nearly equal in proportion. The shoulders of a female
figure taper and appear more round.
Figure 3-35 shows the differences in head units in width between a male and
Figure 3-35.Relationship of the head to head unit of
measure to the widths of male and female figures.
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