Proportions: measuring the human body against itself

This fantastic video from Merrillk is chock full of rules of thumbs that can help you keep your figures looking perfectly proportioned. From so much great advice, it's almost impossible not to find one or two tricks that fit your style of thinking and working.



I usually struggle with proportions. Thanks so much for sharing this!!

Kim - Site admin

I think we all do! Keep at it. Love your icon, by the way. :)

Here3 Now

Hi, Kim. How do I find the video everyone is writing about?

Dominique Squire (unregistered visitor)

That was cool. I even wrote down some cool tips for me. Thanks!

Kim - Site admin

I'm glad you liked it. I thought it was wicked cool too! Plus the videomaker has such a sense of humor.

Nilu D. (unregistered visitor)

Wow... It was nice.
Thank you so much for the help.

Cuprohastes (unregistered visitor)

That was both entertaining and useful. I had to hit pause and annotate one of my sketches.
I think I'm basically going to have to illustrate this for fun, and link back to this video as the source. That video was far too enjoyable to not share!

Kim - Site admin

I'm really excited to see that illustration! Please do post a link!

Birupakhya Dash (unregistered visitor)

Haha. The guy is hilarious, and very honest. Liked the tut! Thanks.


Very good. I'll defiantly take a few things away from this.

Dexter (unregistered visitor)

Really helpful video! Love his style.


Well done! Full of great info. Thanks for the levity as well!

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steven (unregistered visitor)

I've gotten better with portions but I still struggle with hair and hands and feet especially shading and drawing from imagination. One of my goals in life is to sell some art. Even if it's just one figure sketch or small sculpture. Most people who draw or paint never sell anything. I'm not looking to become famous or rich but selling something would be a good morale booster and encourage me to continue figure drawing. Otherwise it's just a hobby for when I get bored.

Robyn (unregistered visitor)

Thank you so much! I've always struggled with figure drawing. Your video made a lot more sense than all the art books I own. Many thanks!

Mag (unregistered visitor)

I struggle so Ok much with realism and proportions, and seeing as I want to get into a really selective arts camp this should help me improve a lot! Thank you!!

Ylena Fuqua

He's hilarious and very helpful! Many thanks for sharing!

patsy (unregistered visitor)

Greetings from 2021. Thanks so much for this video. I finally understand proportions! Well done.

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