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Something wrong with body proportions, image attached


Question

I hope its right place to ask this question, anyways this is my example of what I try to paint in photoshop with digital pen and i try to understand what wrong in this paint.

Some say - the head is small, other - the legs are long and so on.

But I see something i miss here. Please help,

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2016/02/06
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2/6/2016 7:30:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Well, the upper part of the body (to be more specific, the torso) is not proportional to the rest of the body. That's what's beet bothering me a little about the image. Also, the arms appear to be a little small.

http://guardianlv.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/human-body.jpg image source

The proportions used in figure drawing are:

  • An average person, is generally 7-and-a-half heads tall (including the head).
  • An ideal figure, used when aiming for an impression of nobility or grace, is drawn at 8 heads tall.
  • A heroic figure, used in the heroic for the depiction of gods and superheroes, is eight-and-a-half heads tall. Most of the additional length comes from a bigger chest and longer legs. (source)

Your entire drawing is apx 7 times the height of the head: enter image description here

Ideal body proportions for a woman:

http://www.idrawdigital.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/prop_female.gif image source

2016/02/06
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2/6/2016 4:19:00 PM

It looks to me like the breast is extending directly out from the bottom of the neck and this looks a bit un-natural for a woman. As seen in the image provided by Alin, there is a subtle collarbone and upper chest surface area extending from the neck before breasts. Also I think the neck might be just a little too short in your photoshop.

2016/02/06