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Proportion Charting by HeartGear Proportion Charting by HeartGear
You can see I started thinking through proportions here

Idol Pretender Proportions Comparison by HeartGear

And one of the things I anted to do is a proportion chart from 1 heads tall to 8 or so.   I would like to keep adding to this as I go, feeling out what belongs where.   Super cartoony stuff seems to be on the lower end, moe more in the middle, and more sober stuff on the higher end... which makes sense.   And obviously there are things that would break this mold... Madoka, for example... but this is a very fun exercise and I encourage other artists to do their own charting.   

I will continue to add to this.   I'm especially curious to see what falls into the 8 heads tall + category.   Maybe Cowboy Bebop or more serious 90s anime?   Also, I was curious to compare Winry's Proportions to Riza's, and see if there's any significant differences.

I think the two areas I'll spend most of my career in is the 7.5 heads tall area for more serious stuff (Like "The Collector"), and 5.5 heads tall for the lighter fare (like Material Girl)

P.S.  If you have a suggestion for a series or style type you'd like to see me chart up here, leave a comment below with a link to the thing you want me to chart <3


Calvin and Hobbes
Chibi D.Va
Shantae (Half Genie Hero)
More Chibi OW
One of my pics
Velvet (Odin Sphere)
Shantae (Pirates Curse)
IncuBits Sugar and Spice
More Disgaea
Princess Toadstool
Zelda Alttp
Idol Pretender
Material Girl
Luna (Lunar SSSC)
Sailor Moon
Tarzan (Disney)
Ema Skye (Phoenix Wright)
Odin Sphere
FMP Section of Suspicious Links
Oh My Goddess (Belldandy)
Joyce Hart (The Collector)
Cornelius (Odin Sphere)
Sakura (Tsubasa)
Odin Sphere's Odin and General Brigan
Dragon's Crown
FMA's Armstrong

Done done done done DONE DONE DONE DONE DONE!!
Moving ON XD

P.S.  Look into how Sycra does the crotch to inner thigh transition

Since the patreon vote to see what I will be working on voted for "Self Development", you'll be seeing submissions like this one pop up and get updated on the daily.   If you want a say in what I do with my time, consider a $10 pledge to my patreon
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Salem-the-Psychic Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017
Size charts are fun.
RighteousBoyII Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Eight and nine heads tall would basically be Cowboy Bebop and/or other products inspired by Aeon Flux. Reign the conqueror ext. Id have to imagine that anything after that would be like fashion illustrations, nothing else comes to mind.
LeDaverix Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the traditional 9 Head size appearence,..  carried on proudly in the Armstrong Familly for generations. :D
TFOffline Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017
Calvin and Hobbes is indeed the greatest comic of all time....Hands down. At least IMO :P
Frost-Lock Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I'd love to know the source for that Mei/DVa doodle. It has a very cute art style.
cristeal Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017
Who is the girl in the straightjacket, number seven on the chart, listed as ??????
HeartGear Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
cristeal Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017
Thank you! :)
HidaAtarasi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017
Noa 's triumphant return!
KindlyCruel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Student Writer
Which one is Sycra? I only know a few of these characters.
n0tsaved Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017
And then Major Armstrong shows off the Armstrong family tradition of standing taller than everyone else. 
KindlyCruel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Student Writer
The art of standing tall has been passed down the Armstrong family for generations!

I wonder if his sister is that tall too, I haven't seen FMA in a while but I remember her being intimidating, which typically goes hand-in-hand with height.
Musetry Featured By Owner Edited Aug 24, 2017
Well, an image of the Armstrong heirs shows Olivier to be one of the shortest of her family- in fact, she's around 7 heads if she were used in the chart. So she's tall in the sense that Hawkeye's tall, but is dwarfed by her brother (and two of her sisters).…
KindlyCruel Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Student Writer
Cool, thanks for answering. And wow, Alex is already huge but his two big sisters are giants!
ValentineMeikin20xx Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017
Is that a :iconbrayburnman: picture as one of the images?
Albedo404 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
Murcielago's female MC is very tall and thin but I'm not sure about the height/head ratio involved. One interesting figure in manga is the female MC in Fujiyama-san wa Shishunki, a tall muscular Japanese girl with a very realistically proportioned body for her size, not willowy and model-slim or Clamp-anorexic.
1337cabbage Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
DavisWTG Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Well, as far as the 8+ category goes... I've never really looked too much into those proportions, but I'm pretty certain that a certain number of CLAMP's stuff falls into that category. Code Geass would probably be a notable offender. They... did have a tendency towards noodle people. Not sure how true that is in the present though, considering that their art does evolve over time.
SchattenLotus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
Cute :devilish:
alvaro84 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
Madoka is strange stuff. Adult and sub-adult female head:body proportions range from ~1:5.3 (Madoka) 1:5.7 (Junko) but they sport very wide faces.

I myself don't draw but I made a lot of research for my Kisekae works, I have a lot of rant about the girls' proportions and body types here:

RESIST - remake and exports by alvaro84
HeartGear Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for this
alvaro84 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
Just one particular case of your study. But you mentioned Madoka and I could't resist :)
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