I've been using this little character to help
me set up my figure drawings. It's a quick way to get general
proportions and a sense of the whole drawing before working on the
details. The dots indicate some landmarks that I look for and the
diagram on the right is how it fits with anatomy.
I've been working on putting together my notes on proportion. It's a new and improved version of the basic drawing course I posted earlier this year. It's part one of a four part series that will eventually also include perspective, anatomy, and design. This is a work in progress and I would love feedback. It's the only way I'll know if I'm communicating concepts well.
This is an updated version. I overlaid a bunch of reference photos of people out of a book called Face It: A Visual Reference for Multi-ethnic Facial Modeling for ideas on how to make the last version better. Some of the changes I made - I lowered the bridge of the nose, made it longer and it doesn't stick out as much and I simplified the design so it looks less specific.