How to measure height when you draw characters
This week I just want to brush over how to get your proportions correct just by knowing how tall your character should be.
In my case my average character is 6 heads high. Male or female. Males can be 7 if you like and females can be around 5 if you prefer. 6 is just average. Take a look at the drawing for this week.
I have sketched a character, paying attention to where all the important joints should be. All together it measure 6 heads in total. Usually the crotch area is 2 and a half heads down from the chin. And the last 2 and a half heads are the legs.
My character is almost perfectly split. 3 head bottom and 3 heads top. Experiment with height and let me know how it turns out.