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Quick, basic question about 3/4 view

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:45 pm    Post subject: Quick, basic question about 3/4 view Reply with quote

My question about the 3/4 view, is what is it and what does the 3/4 fraction have to do with it? I know it's a standard angle at which to draw a person, somewhere between front view and side view. Is it 3/4 of the way in one direction between the front and the side? If so, which direction? Is it the angle where the face is 3/4 of the head? Or maybe 3/4 of the head is at one side of the nose/middle line? Is the face part of the head supposed to be 3/4 the size it would be in a front view? Also, what is it about this particular angle that makes it so popular? I can't seem to find any information on this, and a lot of supposedly 3/4 pictures I see seem to be at different angles from each other. So, if they are not the same angle, then why do they share a specific number attached to them?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



This is 3/4th's view...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Young. So is this the angle where the head is facing 3/4 of the way toward the side, from the front? Is that what the 3/4 means? Or is it something else?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it's the terminology used to describe a view that is partway between frontal and side view.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it's that specific angle? Or yes, it's something else and another specific angle? Or, yes, it's something else and any angle in between frontal and side view?
If it's the last one, that means it doesn't require too much precision to draw, but it leaves the mystery wide open as to what the number 3/4 has to do with it.
I read on some website that it's the pose where 3/4 of the face is facing one direction and 1/4 is facing another direction... but what the writer meant by saying the face faces two directions, is beyond me.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I am no expert, but I would imagine, that since the head is three dimensional. The 3/4th thing would apply. To any angle that it is facing that shows 3/4ths of it. Whether it is left or right. You may also get the same view with a head tilted up and down some. But not too far or you would be changing the angle.
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