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Old 03-05-2010, 08:31 AM
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I am inclined to do a lot of my own designs (though have used patterns), but my biggest problem is getting proportions of my subjects down. Is there a chart or any reference forthis type of measurement?
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There is an excellent article in the spring issue of this magazine about the rule of threes that is pretty good.
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I am inclined to do a lot of my own designs (though have used patterns), but my biggest problem is getting proportions of my subjects down. Is there a chart or any reference forthis type of measurement?

Could you tell us what type of subjects you are referring to. Animals, humans, human face etc.

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flat plane people/carictures
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Caricatures can be based on something in real life. The key to a caricature is to take a prominent feature such as a large nose or large ears and make that the focal point. So, to start with you would create a sketch with normal proportions. Then adjust that sketch with the abnormality(ies).

There is no one way to do this. It really comes as a matter of practice. If you can draw a caricature, then you can create a pattern and use the pattern to carve.

You can also search on caricature proportions in Google for more info.

Here's a link to one site I found, but there are sure to be more.

How to Exaggerate Head Shapes When Drawing Caricatures | eHow.com

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Here's a nother one that might be of help:
Caricature Exaggeration and Proportion Guide | Caricature Drawing Secrets
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You could also search this site using "caricature proportions", or caricature "dimensions"....

Here's one that I posted quite a few years ago: Caricature dimensions
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