by Akikoma, February 16th 2021 © 2021 Akikoma

Done as part of a 30 minute class.

My current goal is: Improve at correctly capturing the overall proportions of the human form

Nice to meet you. I'm participating from Japan. I would be very happy if you could give me a critique. I'm not very good at English, so I'm using translation software to write this text.

I may not be able to write a good reply, but if you give me a critique, I would like to refer to it.


You have captured the stance and movement of many of the figures. Try looking at the torso and hips as one sqashed "pillow" shape instead of separate rib and hip circles. For proportions, I've found these helpful:

= people can be drawn as 8 "heads" high: head (top to chin), chin to sternum (mid-chest), sternum to belly button, belly button to crotch, then 2 for the thighs (to knee) and 2 for knee to bottom of foot

= the foot is approximately as long as the head (and the forearm)

= the hands are the length of the face

Hope this helps - keep practicing!

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Thanks for the clear explanation!!!!

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