Proportions for the Ideal Adult Human Male

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The ideal adult human male proportions.

When drawing a ‘hero’ type, the ideal proportions for an adult male is 8 heads high. The arms are three heads in length, and the frame is three heads in breadth.

Obviously this is not the case for all adult human males, but it’s a good place to start from as a ‘norm’.

Consider this body a ‘mesomorph’ type: compact and muscular. I’ll add future updates with ectomorphs and endomorphs.