>>Has anyone seen a website for rendering the human body according to the
8.5 and 10.5 proportion rules? I.e., 8.5 being for accurate body
proportions and 10.5 being used for fashion drawings?
Well, the diagram here says 9 heads, but the sketches look even beyond
10. So, maybe this one will help. The other illustrations are the page
are useful in showing the sketch.
>>I want to show
them to my class to illustrate the differences in the 2 types of
illustration and it's been so long since I studied drawing I can't
remember how the body is broken down into heads.
Talton Press' aren't broken down by heads, but you can see a nice marked
up copy of each of the main body division on a real shaped body.
While these are just the fashion figures, and aren't marked by heads,
there's a mixed representation. The top row is the elongated body,
different amounts of stretch. The 2nd row, is more normal.
Point out to the students, in all cases, not only does the body stretch
by "heads" especially in the leg area, but the "desired" model gets
thinner to the point of fantasy.