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: Does this angel figure look in the correct proportions?


tjkane
05-27-2013, 01:58 PM
I have some clip-art of an angel that doesn't look 'right'. At first glance, it appears (1) the waist line is too high, the leading (right?) leg terminates at the waist and the (2) foot emerging from the flowing gown is twisted at the wrong angle.

Please let me know any thoughts you have. I would appreciate any input.

:confused:

Tom

corydulos
05-28-2013, 12:20 AM
This clip art example is a simplified imitation of a popular pre-Italian Renaissance style of depicting people; I don't even think the Dürer grid method was widely available yet.. Although the figure isn't proportional/anatomically true to life (that face is way too small and those hands are horrendous), as per the objective of the designer, this is not 'incorrect' but deliberate.