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Old 12-06-2005, 07:10 PM   #1
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Body proportions: another approach




There was recently a discussion on the Forum about body proportions based on head size and I found this today. (I hope it's not too hard to read, I shot these pages with my camera). It's from the book "Drawing Those Bodacious Bad Babes of Comics"

Good Girls are 71/2 heads high and Bad Girls start at 8.
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Old 12-06-2005, 07:29 PM   #2
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Thanks for the great laugh, Linda!

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Old 12-06-2005, 07:52 PM   #3
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Someone please explain to me; why is the bad one also the prettiest one?
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Old 12-06-2005, 08:09 PM   #4
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What a scream!

I must mention that my proportions are 8 heads. Ahem.
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Old 12-06-2005, 08:09 PM   #5
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Linda, I didnt give you permission to post those drawings of me. I understand you posting yours, all that working out has paid off. BUT, I'd prefer if you post mine you give me a sweater next time. It's chilly in here.

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Old 12-06-2005, 08:29 PM   #6
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Freak of nature?

I measured my head today and figured out that I'm only 7 heads high! Does that make me a freak--or maybe an extra-good girl? Neither one sounds very appealing.
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Old 12-06-2005, 08:52 PM   #7
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Alex,

Knowing you, you are definitely a saint! But Sargent would have proportioned you as he always did, as a Bad Girl. Although I must say, his eight-plus-head people don't really come across as being all that bad.

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Old 12-06-2005, 11:05 PM   #8
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I'm personally going for 8 1/2 heads. I'd go for 9 but I don't have the stamina.
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:05 AM   #9
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I suppose the next thing you are all wanting to know from this book is, What is Bad Girl body language and what is Good Girl body language? (I actually learned something from this chapter, by the way.)

I'm reading comics, and the rest of you are out there reading Masterly Secrets of Masterful Oil Painters Masters.
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So.....

where are the Bad Boys?
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