
measured in (or divided by) halves (1/2), fifths (1/5), or tenths
(1/10).
length of the head

measured from the base of the chin to the vertex of the cranium.
The length of the head

equals the length of the face + 1/9 of the face.
The length of the head

divides the head into halves (1/2).
The line of eye closure

measured from the base of the chin to the normal hairline
The length of the face

measured in (or divided by) thirds (1/3) and ninths (1/9).
The length of the face

11/2 times the width of the face
The length of the face

2/3 the length of the face
The width of the face

occupies the middle 1/3 of the face
The ear


will mark the width of the wings of the nose
A vertical line from the inner canthus of each eye

will mark the corners of the mouth
A vertical line from the center of each eye

is one (1) eye wide
The base of the nose (at the wings)

The distance between the eyes
is one (1) eye wide

The mouth is
two (2) eyes wide

the length of three (3) ears
equals the length of the face

3/10 the length of the head
is the length of the ear

1/3 the length of the face
is the length of the ear

the length of two ears
is the width of the face

occupies the middle 1/3 of the face
The ear

the length of three (3) noses
equals the length of the face

3/10 the length of the head
is the length of the nose

1/3 the length of the face
is the length of the nose

the length of two noses
is the width of the face

occupies the middle 1/3 of the face
The nose

The distance from ear passage to ear passage is equal to…
 The distance from the base of the chin to the superior border of the eyebrow and ear,
 (the inferior 2/3rds of the face)

The distance from ear passage to ear passage is equal to…
 The distance from the base of the nose to the normal hairline,
 (the superior 2/3rds of the face)

The distance from ear passage to ear passage is equal to…
The distance from the tip of the nose to either ear passage (in profile).

If the face is 6 inches wide; what is the length of the face?
The length of the face is 11/2 times the width of the face.
1.5 x 6 = 9 inches

If an ear is 3 inches long; what is the width of the face?
The width of the face is the length of two (2) ears
3 x 2 = 6 inches

If the mouth is 3 inches wide; what is the length of the face?
 The mouth is 2 eyes wide.
 The face is 5 eyes wide.
 Therefore in this instance…
 3 inches = 2 eyes
 1/2 of 3 = 1 eye
 1.5 inches = 1 eye
 5 eyes x 1.5 = 7.5 inches width of the face.
 The face is 7 & 1/2 inches wide.
 But the question asks what is the length of the face?
 The length of the face is 11/2 times the width of the face.
 7.5 x 1.5 = 11.25

If the length the head is 14 inches; what is the width of the face?
The width of the face is 2/3 the length of the face.
14 divided by 2/3 = 9.33 or 9 and 1/3 inches
or
14 divided by 3 then multiplied by 2 = 9.33 or 9 and 1/3 inches

The length of the head is 14 inches; what is the distance from the line of eye closure to the base of the chin?
 The line of eye closure divides the head into halves (1/2).
 14 divided by 2 = 7 inches

The distance from the base of the chin to the normal hairline is 12 inches; what is the distance from the base of the nose to the normal hairline?
The length of the face is measured in (or divided by) thirds (1/3) and ninths (1/9).
 The distance from the base of the chin to the superior border of the eyebrow and ear, is equal to…
 The distance from the base of the nose to the normal hairline.
 2/3 of 12 = 8 inches
 or…
 12 divided by 3 then multiplied by 2 = 8 inches

The width of the face is 8 inches; what is the length of the nose?
 The width of the face is the length of two noses.
 8 divided by 2 = 4 inches

Moving from the normal hairline to the base of the chin, where would the eyebrows be located?
onethird of the distance 1/3

Moving from the normal hairline to the base of the chin, where would the eyebrows be located?
halfway
1/2 the distance

Moving from the vertex of the cranium to the base of the chin, what landmark represents the halfway point?
the line of eye closure

If you know the length of the ear, what number would you multiply by to find the length of the face?
3
the ear is 1/3 of the face

If you know the width of one eye, what number would you multiply by to find the width of the face?
5
the face is five eyes wide

If one eye measures two inches wide, what is the length of the face in inches?
15 inches
 five eyes (2") = 10"
 10" = width of face
 10" = 2/3 length of face
 (10"/2)3 = length of face
 (5")3 = length of face
15" = length of face

The distance from the midline of the face to the side of the face is how much the length of the face?
onethird the length
 if... 1 width of face = 2/3 length of face
 if... (1 width of face = 2/3 length of face)/2
then... 1/2 width of face = 1/3 length of face

If you know the width of the base of the nose, what number would you multiply by to find the length of an ear?
The face is 5 eyes or noses wide, 1/2 of the face width equals 1 ear length ...so... you multiply the base of the nose by 2.5
 1 base of nose = 1 eye width
 5nw = 2/3 length of face
 (5nw/2)3 = length of face
 (2.5nw)3 = length of face
 7.5 = length of face
 7.5nw/3 = 1 ear
 2.5nw = 1 ear

If you know the width of the face, what number would you multiply by to find the length of the face?
...multiply by 1 and 1/2
1.5
 W = (2/3)L
 (W3)/2 = L
 (1.5) W = L

Either corner of the mouth lies what distance from the midline of the face in eye widths?
1 eye width

The inferior border of the ear lies what distance from the base of the chin to the eyebrows?
halfway

The superior border of the ear lies what distance from the normal hairline to the base of the chin?
onethird the distance

The normal hairline lies what distance from the vertex of the cranium to the line of eye closure?
onefifth of the distance

The normal hairline lies what distance from the base of the chin to the vertex of the cranium?
ninetenths of the distance

If you know the width of the mouth, what number would you multiply by to find the width of the face?
 1/2 mouth = 1 eye width
 5 eyes = 1 face width
 2.5 mouths = 1 face width

If the length of the ear is 3 inches, what is the width of the face in inches?
six inches

Moving from the base of the chin to the vertex of the cranium,
indicate the landmark located at these distances:
onetenth
the superior border of the chin

Moving from the base of the chin to the vertex of the cranium,indicate the landmark located at these distances:
threetenths
the base of the nose

Moving from the base of the chin to the vertex of the cranium,indicate the landmark located at these distances:
onehalf
the line of eye closure

Moving from the base of the chin to the vertex of the cranium,indicate the landmark located at these distances:
ninetenths
the natural hairline

Moving from the base of the chin to the vertex of the cranium,indicate the landmark located at these distances:
threefifths
 the superior border of the eyebrow
 the ear

Moving from the base of the chin to the vertex of the cranium,indicate the landmark located at these distances:
tentenths
the vertex of the cranium

Moving from the base of the chin to the vertex of the cranium,indicate the landmark located at these distances:
onefifth
the line of lip closure

Moving from the normal hairline to the base of the chin
indicate the landmark located at these distances:
onethird
 the superior border of the eye brow
 ear

Moving from the normal hairline to the base of the chin indicate the landmark located at these distances:
twothirds
 the base of the nose
 bottom of the ear

Moving from the normal hairline to the base of the chin indicate the landmark located at these distances:
fourninths
the line of eye closure

Moving from the normal hairline to the base of the chin indicate the landmark located at these distances:
fiveninths
nothing

Moving from the normal hairline to the base of the chin indicate the landmark located at these distances:
sevenninths
the line of lip closure

Moving from the normal hairline to the base of the chin indicate the landmark located at these distances:
eightninths
the superior border of the chin

Moving from the normal hairline to the base of the chin indicate the landmark located at these distances:
nineninths
the base of the chin

If you know the length of the face; how do determine the length of the head?
The length of the head equals the length of the face + 1/9 of the face.

What fractional increments are used to measure the head?
The length of the head is measured in (or divided by) halves (1/2), fifths (1/5), or tenths (1/10).

From what landmarks is the head measured?
The length of the head is measured from the base of the chin to the vertex of the cranium.

What are the major divisions of
the head?

If the length of the face is known; how does one determine the width of the face?
The width of the face is 2/3 the length of the face.

If the width of the face is known; how does one determine the length of the face?
The length of the face is 11/2 times the width of the face.

What fractional increments are used to measure the face?
The length of the face is measured in (or divided by) thirds (1/3) and ninths (1/9).

From what landmarks is the face measured?
The length of the face is measured from the base of the chin to the normal hairline.

What occupies the middle 1/3 of the face?
The ear occupies the middle 1/3 of the face.

What is the distance from the inner canthus of one eye to the outer canthus of the other eye?
two eyes wide

Vertical lines from each inner canthus of the eye will mark what facial feature?
the width of the wings of the nose.

Vertical lines from the center of the eye will mark what facial feature?
the corners of the mouth

In terms of eye width, what is the width of the mouth?
is two (2) eyes wide

In terms of eye width, what is the width of the nose?
The base of the nose (at the wings) is one (1) eye wide.

What is the distance between each eye?
one (1) eye wide

The width of the face is equal to how many ear lengths?
the length of two ears

The ear is what fractional portion of the head?
3/10 the length of the head

The ear is what fractional portion of the face?
1/3 the length of the face

In terms of ear length, how long is the face?
three (3) ears

The ear occupies what area of the face?
the middle 1/3 of the face.

The width of the face is equal to how many nose lengths?
length of two noses

The nose is what fractional portion of the head?
3/10 the length of the head

The nose is what fractional portion of the face?
1/3 the length of the face

In terms of nose length, how long is the face?
length of three (3) noses

The nose occupies what area of the face?
the middle 1/3 of the face

The distance from ear passage to ear passage is equal to…
 The distance from the base of the chin to the superior border of the eyebrow and ear,
 (the inferior 2/3rds of the face)
and…
 The distance from the base of the nose to the normal hairline,
 (the superior 2/3rds of the face)
and…
The distance from the tip of the nose to either ear passage (in profile).

