The Vitruvian Man

In Drawing and Imaging, I’m studying figures and practicing figure drawing by sketching live nude models in class and Greco Roman sculptures at the Met. Today I learned about the Vitruvian man and his proportions. In Photoshop, I worked on breaking down his proportions in simple colors to show how many heads equal a body, how many hands equal an arm, and how many feet equal a body. Take a look:

The image with the colored boxes is my Photoshop experimentation. Eight heads equal one body, four hands equal one arm, and about six feet equal one body. These are the three main measurements associated with the Vitruvian man, but if researched further, many different (and slightly obscure) measurements can be found. I’ve included the original drawing (without edits) for comparison and reference.

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