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In a standing position, seven figure drawing proportions to keep in mind are: 1. The figure is approximately 7.5 heads tall. 2. About two heads down from the top of the figure is the line of the nipples. 3. About three heads down from the top of the figure is the navel, or belly button.
The study of body proportions, as part of the study of artistic anatomy, explores the relation of the elements of the human body to each other and to the whole. These ratios are used in depictions of the human figure and may become part of an artistic canon of body proportion within a culture.