Directly in front or from the back, the relative proportions would be six by

eight. At three-quarters view it would be somewhere between the two


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When a cube is tilted upward in such a
way that the spectator is seeing it from be-
neath, it is above the horizon or height of
the eye. If more of one side of the cube is
seen than the other, the broader side will be
less in perspective than the narrower side.
The narrowest side of a cube presents the
more acute angle and will have its vanish-
ing point nearest.

When an object is above eye level, the
lines of perspective are coming down to the
level of the eye and the vanishing points
will be near or far apart according to the
angles. The nearer the object the nearer
together are the vanishing points.

When a head is to be drawn in profile it
is well to first determine whether the head
is above or below eye level. This can be
done by holding a pencil or rule at arm's
length at a right angle to the face from
the base of the ear. If the base of the nose
shows below the ruler, then you are looking
up underneath the head; therefore the head
is above eye level or tilted backward.
If the head is three-quarters view or front,
the line from ear to ear will cut below the
nose as in profile when seen from beneath.

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In looking down on an object you will
see more or less the top of the object. If the
object is a head, you will see the top of the
head. The higher above the head you are,
the more top you see, the lower you are, the
less you see.

The top is nearest the level of the eye
and the lower part further away. In profile
at eye level the center of an adult's head
will be a little below where the hook of a
pair of spectacles curl around the top of the
ears. If this line were continuous, it would
pass through the eye, dividing the head
into two parts. The base of the ear is on a
level with the base of the nose. A line
passing around the head from ear to ear
would parallel the spectacles.

When the view is below eye level you are
looking down and therefore see a portion
of the top. This means the head, top, bot-
tom and sides are rising to the level of the

From the lower corners of the forehead,
the cheek bones mark the beginning of a
plane descending downward in a long curve
to the widest part of the chin. This curve
marks the corner of the two great planes of
the face, front and side. Here the spec-
tacles turn in perspective as well as the line
passing from ear to ear.

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