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Human Body Proportions (Male and Female) by Ametystical Human Body Proportions (Male and Female) by Ametystical
For the man I used the so well known 8 heads canon. People usually use the same canon for females but since them are smaller than males I prefer to use 7 heads for drawing the woman.

That three strokes below the hands is where would be the finger tips, if the hands were straight.





MALE PROPORTIONS


1 - chin

2 - nipples

3 - navel and end of the elbows

4 - pubis and wrists (notice that the genital is below the line)

5 - middle of the thighs

6 - end of the knees

7 - end of the calves

8 - heels





FEMALE PROPORTIONS 

1 - chin

2 - nipples

3 - waist and elbows in the middle of the "3 head"

4 - pubis and wrists in the middle of the "4 head"

5 - start of the knees

6 - end of the calves

7 - heels





Note: The waist is aligned with the elbows; the navel is a little below the waist. The pubis (pubic bone not the genital) is aligned with the wrists. The fingertips are aligned with the middle of the thigh.






Go here for face proportions fav.me/d609p92






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:iconjakkuor:
Jakkuor Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Just thought you'd like to know, my art teacher handed out printed copies of this today :)
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:iconametystical:
Ametystical Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? I'd never expect an art teacher use my reference work in a class, it's interesting to know that :)
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:iconjakkuor:
Jakkuor Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
:D
I thought it was pretty cool to get a ref from someone on DA and figured you'd think the same.
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LabyrinthLiz89 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for this! It has helped me a great deal:) Heart Heart Heart 
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:iconametystical:
Ametystical Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to hear that :)
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dudgus2429 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
awesome!!
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:iconametystical:
Ametystical Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Excellent ref here.
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:iconametystical:
Ametystical Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
welcome :)
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:iconresidentfrankenstein:
ResidentFrankenstein Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the reference! I used it here - residentfrankenstein.deviantar…. It helped a lot, thanks.
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:iconametystical:
Ametystical Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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Awakened5 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks really much for this tutorial:D
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:iconametystical:
Ametystical Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :)
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:iconresidentfrankenstein:
ResidentFrankenstein Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! This guide is really helpful. I need a lot of help with anatomy and this works great.
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:iconametystical:
Ametystical Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! I'm glad this was useful.
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CottonCandyCoockie Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I actually didn't know the navel and the elbows were at the same heights in the male proportions, and in the female proportions the navel is a little lower o: Interesting
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Ametystical Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually both women and men ca have the navel at the same level the important is to keep the elbows in the same level of the waist and the navel a little lower than the waist. :)

Maybe it's not clear in the image since it's pretty sketchy but I tried to do the navel aligned with the end of the elbows.
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:iconcottoncandycoockie:
CottonCandyCoockie Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're right
That's pretty helpful to keep in mind :)
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:iconjon7985:
jon7985 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very useful to a new drawer. Thank you.
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:iconametystical:
Ametystical Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome :)
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felixorwari Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
nice :)
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:iconametystical:
Ametystical Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconfelixorwari:
felixorwari Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are welcome. It's a wonderful resource and reference for draawings involving human bodies. :D
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:iconametystical:
Ametystical Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you find it helpful :)
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fusionmarioart Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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:iconametystical:
Ametystical Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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thelonelyfruitcake Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I can never get anything ridht >>
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Katrina20Lin10 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
nice work!
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:iconametystical:
Ametystical Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconkatrina20lin10:
Katrina20Lin10 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
most welcome
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nthnhansen Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Interface Designer
loomis
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:iconomarx646:
omarx646 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Ok Amerystical Im going to use it inmediately. Nice work..
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:iconametystical:
Ametystical Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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sepia-rose Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is a very helpful reference and resource! The little explanations help very much, as well! :) Thank you for uploading!
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:iconametystical:
Ametystical Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you find it helpful. You're welcome ^^
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InabasHeart Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
very helpful! thanks :)
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:iconametystical:
Ametystical Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad it helped. :D
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