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Proportion: The Rule of Thirds and Fifths

A LESSON IN ART When composing a sketch of the human face, artists follow a guideline referred to as "The Rule of Thirds and Fifths."  Remember, naturally no face has perfect proportions, and the following is a mere guideline. The Rule of Thirds The face can be horizontally divided into thirds.  From the hairline to the glabellar line (eyebrows) is 1/3, the brow to the base of the nose 1/3, and the base of the nose to the chin one-third. The Rule of Fifths By using the width of the eye from corner to corner as a point of measurement, the face can be vertically divided into fifths.  Starting from the very...

Beauty Defined

What makes a person beautiful? It is a combination of inner beauty (psychological factors) and outer beauty (physical attractiveness).  Beauty is defined with individual, cultural and universal standards which every single person desires to achieve. Universally Beautiful Throughout time and across cultures, there are several characteristics of physical attractiveness.  Boston or not, beauty is: Symmetry proportion and layout among facial features (Proportion: The Rule of Thirds and Fifths) well aligned appearance on profile Clear, Smooth, Even Skin A Youthful Appearance. Boston Culture Although we are ranked as one of the countries most intelligent cities, we don't fare so well in the areas of physical attractiveness (or friendliness for that matter!).  It's 2011 Boston!  You can be both...