Lift this leg up, that arm down--move him all around. Correctly proportioned manikins are essential accessories for the studio artist. 16.75-Inch (42.54-centimeter) accurately proportioned manikin provides an excellent drawing aid. Figure comes on a stand and is jointed and moveable to match most human positions. Stand and figure are made of unfinished hardwood.
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Being a beginner and just starting out drawing the human form, this is very limiting in actually translating it to a drawing. If it was just one thing, I might have given it a four star, but there are just too many limitations to this model.
2. Well made
1. Not as pictured
2. Waist has 8 discs
3. Waist doesn't bend well
4. The shoulders are NOT two heads wide
5. The hands are smaller than they should be
6. Legs don't bend sideways
In the picture you can see
A. The right leg is bent to the right as far as possible
B. The waist is bent all the way forward
C. The paper to the right shows what the proportions are supposed to be and how far off they really are on the mannequin.
If you need better proportions you should be prepared to pay a LOT more.
I've attached the bottom to a flat square of scrap metal to keep it from tipping, which is typical of this kind of manikin.
A friend of mine ordered her own and when it arrived she attached a cheap Home Depot tile with some wood glue, very easy. Cost her less than a dollar, but I like that mine is unbreakable. Either way it solves an inherent problem with these manikins, if it bothers you. We are both very happy with our purchases and I plan to purchase a few more as presents for students who like to draw.