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Too Tall by xiaoshan-angel
At 1.61m (5'3"), give or take a few cm, she is drawn too tall here.

This may be my first post in this journal, but I cannot help but get this off my chest.

During figure drawing class yesterday morning, one of the professors pointed out a problem regarding my sketches, and that is, legs are drawn too long, when the model is not very tall! I suspected that could be due to the 8-heads rule. And, turns out, stubbornly sticking to that rule can backfire on you, especially when the person/character/model you are drawing is short in stature. Even so, I was told that the so-called 8-heads rule is a "superhero proportion."

I know very well not to use the 8-heads rule when drawing toddlers and children, but things get murky when it comes to adults due to varying heights. Now I see myself deconstructing photographs of people (real or fictional) in terms of heads, myself included.

Lesson learnt: Don't blindly follow the 8-heads rule, unless the person/character/model is that tall. Definitely should not use on someone who is about my height, male or female!

EDIT: For someone who is about my height (161 cm, give or take a few cm), regardless of gender, eight heads is a huge no-no indeed. Go for 6.5 or 7 heads instead.


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You may address me as simply Xiaoshan, (Hanzi: 小善) but if you have trouble pronouncing "xiaoshan," then you may address me using my real name.

Animator by training, but has dealt with illustration, comics and photography. Life is miserable if I don't draw, paint or snap pictures.

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Brakawolf Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Many thanks for the the fave
xiaoshan-angel Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Student General Artist
You're welcome! Didn't realize you did plushie photography too!
Brakawolf Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
Initially that's all I put up here.
hubert61 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
merci pour les favs :)
EhabMd Featured By Owner 5 days ago   General Artist
thx for the +fav appreciated 
surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
Thank you ever so much for the watch, Cherie!  :heart:
xiaoshan-angel Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Student General Artist
You're welcome! Also thanks for :+fav: revamp on those deviations of mine too! ^_^
surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner 6 days ago
My pleasure!  :hug:
BGai Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
Hi!! Thank you for joining!! Welcome to TheJoyOfFlowers!! If you haven't already, PLEASE read the group rules on the front page, and keep an eye out for the monthly theme for features!!
Starfire-Productions Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the +fav on 'White Tiger Cubs' :)
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