Gem can i have some tips..?

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Gemmy,

Do you have any tips on changing the profile? Ex: front view, side view esc. I have been having trouble with this. Also on keeping a characters features the same.

Your friend

LLM
asked Oct 18 in GH's Artist Column by lunalovegoodmolly (125,520 points)


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Okay! So, these are called proportions. I have gotten this question a lot.

So, it's all about measuring! How many "eyes" long and wide are your character's face? How many "heads" tall is your character? I follow these proportions, sometimes tweaking them:

CHILDREN (both genders: 4 heads tall.)

TEENAGERS (girls: 5 heads tall, boys: 5 1/2 heads tall)

ADULTS (6 heads tall for both genders)

I do edit these. For example, a character may be a preteen, so I do a 4 1/2 heads tall. Sometimes boys are shorter than girls or girls the same height. It really depends on the height of the general characters you draw. Here are some more tips:

-The neck to bottom of the chest region is one head.

-Legs ca be anywhere from 2 heads to 3 heads, or even longer!

-Torsos are one head, unless you want to do 2.

 

As for side views and angled views: these can be hard to get right. I would not suggest you try them until you have the front view mastered. But, like I said, measure. Do turnabouts, even consider making character sheets with different views. Find styles you like for side views and angled views and use those! My side views are more detailed, as I define the nose and lips unlike art styles like SAO and Assassination Classroom, which usually drawn within the side outline.

 

Hope this helped!
answered Oct 21 by -GEMHeart- (247,120 points)
selected Oct 21 by lunalovegoodmolly
This really helped! Thanks!
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Looks like you already got a great.pfp!
answered Oct 20 by Kitten (283,520 points)

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