Advice 1: How to draw human proportion

Whatever drawing style you choose for yourself, in any technique drawing the human figure involves maintaining the correct proportions of female and male body. The proportions allows you to create beautiful and realistic drawings that speak of the skill and professionalism of the artist. So, if you decided to learn to draw the human figure, you need to know exactly how the relationship between different parts of the human body, and what is the difference between the proportions of the female figure from the proportions of the male figure.
How to draw human proportion
Instruction
1
Draw on a sheet of paper a vertical line, the upper point of which coincides with the top personand the bottom with the feet. Divide the line into eight parts – each part is equal to the height of the head of a man.
2
The widest part of the figure is two whole and one third of the width of the head. Using as guide lines established subsidiary labels, start to paint the figure of a man, given the ratio of the parts of the body.
3
The waist always needs to be slightly wider than the head, and the elbows are in line with the navel. The lower edge of the knees placed on a distance of one quarter of the figure from the point of the feet, and draw the shoulders at a distance of one-sixth of the points of the crown.
4
Drawing female figure, remember that it is much narrower and sleeker than the male figure. In the widest part of a female figure equal to the width of two heads. The width of a woman's waist is equal to the width of one head. The anterior surface of the thighs in women is wider underarms, and back – already. Men's hips are much narrower for women.
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Place the navel on the female figure below the waist, and keep the elbows slightly above the navel. All these factors make the female figure distinguishable from the male. Try to draw a female and male figure in different angles – front, back and side. This will allow you to get the most adequate idea of the proportions and their combinations.

Advice 2 : How to draw a person in profile

Drawing faces is a complex art. Some artists can cut out of black paper with the person's profile without any sketch. Such perfection they reach. But first we need to learn how to draw human face in this perspective.
How to draw a person in profile
You will need
  • pencil
  • - a sheet of paper
  • - sitter or some images which depicts the face in profile
Instruction
1
Before something to draw, analyze and decide which of the geometric shapes of the object can be entered. For the human head in profile will fit the square. Draw it on a sheet of paper. The paper can be in any format, even standard. Do not use a ruler while drawing, all the relationships and try to determine by eye.
2
The horizontal and vertical sides of a square divide it into seven equal parts. Draw the mesh. It is much easier to place all the proportions. The square will fit the whole head, including the protruding portion of the nose.
3
Determine the ratio of the width of the head to the protruding part of the nose. Cut the required length mark on the same horizontal line. Put on this place the point. Using the marker draw a vertical thin line. It make the layout vertically.
4
On one of the vertical sides mark the proportions. Define the eye line, eyebrow, nose, chin, mouth. The facial features are all different: someone very high forehead, someone has a large nose, and someone projecting chin. Because lines can be placed below or above the average. Mark the lip of the line that separates the second and first lower rows. But the place between the fifth and third rows of squares. Eyes should be level with the line located between the fifth and fourth, and the eyebrows slightly above the eyes.
5
Determine the angle between the nose and forehead. Draw a line of the forehead. Mark the line of the nose, guided by the vertical line. Let's see how to converge the lower line of the nose with the horizontal direction.
6
Mark's eyes. When the location of the face in profile, the eye of the observer does not seem oval, and resembles an acute triangle, which has a slightly rounded side that is closer to the nose. In the outer corner of the eye the lines of the eyelids. Brow line repeats the line about eyes, but it's a bit wider.
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The line between the lips and lower part of the nose swipe almost vertically. Draw a chin line. Remember the pit, which is always between the chin and lower lip. Sketch the hair line. Show the position of the ear approximately the middle of the head both horizontally and vertically. Finish the neck. The profile is ready.
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