The eight head count is a method in which the size or length of the the head is used to measure the height and width of a figure.The most common usage of head count method is eight heads for height and three heads for width.This method is great for beginners and for those who have problem drawing proper figure proportion.The head count method is more suited for studying the basic human figure proportion or create profile of characters you want to include in you comic.
Drawing the human figure proportion requires you to be consistent, realistic and also artistic.Therefore, having an understanding of basic proportion and bone structure is essential.Here we cover the head count method which is best used for training on basic human proportion and also the difference between male and female proportion as well as children and infant proportion.
In the following section we will discover the use of height and width of the front view of the model’s head to figure out how the height and width of the figure. We will also explain how to use head count for different ages.
People at various ages have different height and with that different head counts:
Using head count:
Average Male/Female – 7½ – 8 Heads
Teens – 6 – 7 Heads
Children – 5½ – 6 Heads
Toddler – 4 – 5½ Heads
Infant – 3 – 4 Heads
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