A Study of Stick People

Drawings of a stick person standing in different positions.As a rule of thumb the human body can be measured as 7 1/2 head high (the 1/2 being the feet). When drawing a stick version of a human I prefer to remove the neck and thus giving the body cleaner look. A stick person’s height can therefore be measured as 7 heads high. The upper part of the arm is 1 1/2 head long, and the same applies to the lower part. The “navel” is placed 2 1/2 head from the top. The legs start at 3 1/2 head from the top. Each leg is 3 head long. The feet are 1/2 head high.

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