Proportions in Cartoons
I sometimes get asked how big a character should be? Should a man be 2 times
bigger than a boy or 5 times bigger? How big is a head compared to a body?
Well just take a few minutes looking at different cartoons and you will see
there are no rules. Go with whatever works for you.
The picture below shows a set of easy proportions to start you off.
For kids try a body about the same height as the head, and for an adult try
a body twice the height of the head. If you choose nice simple proportions
like this it will be easy to remain consistent throughout a comic strip.
The same proportions can work well with animals too. Young animals tend to
have proportionately bigger heads than adults.
Thake a look at this cartoon sheep for
Good luck and keep drawing!