Illuminating Loomis

A daily examination and reproduction of the works found in Andrew Loomis’s art instruction book, “Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth.”

Day Nine: Ideal Proportions at Various Ages

I was very happy that Loomis included this exercise in the book. I am currently writing (and soon to be illustrating) a comic book which will involve a child as one of the main characters, and I don’t have much experience in drawing children accurately. I am especially looking forward to the detailed section on children’s faces, later in the book. As Loomis points out, notice how the legs of a person grow twice as fast as their torso. He doesn’t go into detail about it here, but an infants chin is actually much squarer than an adults. Interesting, huh?

01_09 pg 29 ideal proportions at various ages


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