proportional male reference figure / by Dan Crossland


I have had a few questions recently regarding proportion. It can be tricky to keep track of limb lengths, especially when you start hitting a posed sculpt. Late last year I made this proportional male reference model based on the 8 heads canon of measurement, used by artist's throughout the centuries. The style of the model has been kept simple and clean so it won't affect your artistic decision making as you sculpt.

This is a really helpful point of reference for any sculpting task, allowing you to load the model into any scene to check your measurements, or use as a starting point for your sculpts. I give it freely in the hope it will help other artists of any figurative discipline. Finally, I will most likely make a female version of this model this year,  I will keep you posted!

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