When any character is standing – an imaginary line runs vertically through to the feet. (fig. 1)
Because they are standing with their weight
equally on their two feet, the character is
centered or balanced
on those two feet.
The CENTER OF GRAVITY is that point that is also the center of the character’s weight. Most of the time the hips (or pelvis area ) usually carries the greatest amount of weight. (fig. 2)
Obviously, that CENTER point can be located either higher or lower in the character- depending on the body type. (fig. 3)
Notice above the differing center points on the body types.