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1 to 9 heads - Ariel by richten 1 to 9 heads - Ariel by richten
For the odd tag from my friend ~PaulPower
The objective: draw one of your characters with proportions of 1 to 9 head tall.
But since I'm weird like that I gave it a twist. I though drawing incorrect proportions for the sake of it wasn't the best exercise. Instead I would draw an age progression (except for the 3 chibis to the left), which conveniently allows you test different head to body ratios.

1 What's your name?
Andres. But you can call me *richten

2 What's the proportion of body to head that you usually draw in (heads tall)?
It's not set in stone, it depends on the mood. But in general it's between 8 and 9 heads. But it can go up to 10!

3 What's the name of the character you choose to this tag? What's the proportion of his/her body to head?
Ariel.
From right to left.
In adult form, the powerful wizard we all love, it's around 9 heads.
Young adult, wizard apprentice, it's around 8 heads.
Teenage to child, when she lived among the elves, goes from 7 to 4 heads. I think it's funny to notice that this is the age of your average manga character, and the proportions look more in line of what we usually see.
The next 2 are chibi Ariel. Just some silly drawings because I didn't feel like drawing babies.
The final one is a head with minuscule body... Ariel didn't like that :lol:

4 While drawing, which proportion do you think is the easiest to draw?
9 heads. I'm more used to it.

5 Which proportion do you think is the hardest to draw?
5 or 6 heads

I don't feel like tagging anyone. But you are welcome to give this exercise a try. Think of your character at different ages.
You can see the proportions better on this rougher sketch [link]
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18Dream Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your body proportions are really really messed up... they have no innards whatsoever. the arms are nowhere near the right length, and the body length does not change very much. It is a bit too exaggerated for my taste but thank you for sharing none the less.
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richten Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment. I am very aware of the weird proportions, that was my style at the time. Nowadays I draw in a less exagerated style.
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18Dream Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yah i checked out your new stuff, and kicked myself for my comment. your new stuff is amazing
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richten Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol:
Thank you. This drawing got some attention the last few days and I have no idea why since it's so old.
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18Dream Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it was on the front page.
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richten Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah ok, that explains it. I just wish it would show something more recent :hmm:
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ReivunChi Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where did all her organs go...? Her waist is ind of narrow... question: Is that your style?
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richten Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was my style, haven't drawn in a style so exaggerated in a long time.
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ReivunChi Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay! Thank you for telling! I thought it was your style... just needed to be sure.
It's a great picture by the way!
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richten Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was very intentional, the idea was to imitate the style of those anime that are very energetic and full of motion. But when I started working on my colours I went for a more realistic style. Here is something more representative of my current style [link] and that also shows the evolution of a character.
Thank you :D
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ReivunChi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
You're current style is amazing by thw way!
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richten Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I do try :D
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ReivunChi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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bakenekogirl Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:O_o: Je ne le connaissais pas encore celui là... Etrange...

:aww: Les chibis d'ariel ont toujours une tête aussi amusante!
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richten Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Il est plutôt vieux par contre. Et ce qui est plus étrange, un de mes dessins d'Ariel plus populaire (c'est mon dessin avec plus de vues).
Je crois que je doit dessiner plus de chibis :lol:
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bakenekogirl Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:confused: Ce qui est étrange c'est que je ne l'avait pas vu dans ta galerie... TU DOIS DESSINER PLUS DE CHIBI :la: Ils ont une trop bonne tête. Je vais faire un militantisme forcené sur ce sujet! :laughing:
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richten Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lmao:
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Xabid Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
I love how embarrassed them middle three look.
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richten Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.

I wanted each one to have a personality.
And at the time Ariel was a little shy. Eventually she grew out of it.
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Xabid Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Whoops, -the- middle three.
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wapy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: What a brilliant idea for a tagg thing :D Looks really cool and cute, I love the way you draw the bodies :D
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richten Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment :hug:

I don't know who came with the idea for the tag. I think ~PaulPower found it somewhere. And like I said, I gave it my own twist.

I didn't tag anyone but if you give it a try let me know. It's pretty fun.
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wapy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :salute: Maybe I will when I have the time :giggle: It sounds pretty fun!
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the-shadowwolf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this, you decided to give this a try and the transition looks good. #5 and 6 seems okay to me #9 seems like a giant with long legs.
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richten Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see why you get that impression.
The funny thing is that #9 is the first one I drew, so it's not like I forced it.

My favourite are 4, 7 and 9 heads.
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