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Proportion Types

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Arne over at Android Arts codified a taxonomy of proportion types in character design. I’ve kept track of a few examples I’ve come across to share with you below.

Ninja Star

  • Bravely Default
  • Fire Emblem
  • Miis
  • Fez
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Mischief Makers
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Monument Valley


  • Call of Duty Advanced Warfare
  • Minecraft
  • N++
  • Gears of War
  • Warhammer
  • Last of Us
  • Uncharted

Maltese cross

  • Mega Man
  • Mobile Suit Gundam
  • Mazinger Z
  • Getter Robo
  • Armored Trooper Votoms
  • Practically everything from Super Robot Wars
  • Ratchet and Clank