Relative Proportion of the Human Parts
Arm is three heads
Hand is two
third of head
Leg is Four
Feet is one head
Figure in Different Positions
In standing or sitting, take note of the leg position
In kneeling, take note of the body position
Different Ages Group Proportion
Tale note of the different head proportion when drawing different age group
For baby is four head
For teenage is six head
For full adult is seven half head
This is important in character design when designing for different age group audience.
Use Stick Figure to capture Gesture of the Model
Make sure the proportion is correct
Stick figure is a great way to capture gesture. It is gesture that will be applied to your character
design and gives life to it. It is what that conveys what the character is doing and thinking.
So always focus on the gesture- stick figure and ensure the correct mood and action is
communicate to the audience.
Stick Figure Gestures
Use gesture that is easily
recognized expressing that
The skill of the animator lies in
selecting the right gesture that can
conveys the nuances, support the
dialogue, carry the thrust of the
story and deliver the message.
On the right is a list of gestures
expressing different emotions.
The gesture and posture external
shape must communicate the
Once you have capture the gesture,
Apply the correct proportion to it.
“Gesture then proportion”