- The average man is roughly 8 heads tall (meaning that if you started on the ground and stacked 8 of his heads on top of each other, they would be the same height as he is). So if you are drawing a stick man, figure out how big you want his head, and then do a rough approximation of that oval 8 times, and that’s how tall he should be. If he won’t fit in your space, try making his head smaller and repeat the process until he fits in the space you have.
- The average woman is roughly 6 to 7 heads tall.
- Children will vary based on their age, but a 3 year old might be 2.5 to 3 heads tall and on up. Here’s another fun fact: Children’s heads are a little bigger compared to their bodies than adult heads are. Cartoonists will often take advantage of this fact by exaggerating the size of a child’s head to help their readers know that they are drawing a child (you can do that too).
In our next post we’ll talk about adding a couple new lines to get even more from your stick figures.
To see other posts on Drawing Stick Figures, look here: How Am I Made? and How Do I Move?