Typically, figures are directly referenced in the text or are visual implementation of what is being explained in the text. i.e. "See figure x". Figures are used to better explain through visuals or to increase retention of ideas/concepts being explained within text. They can be "general" figures, such as a "Tips" icon whenever a tip is in the text.
I simply feel you've got a couple proportions incorrect.
You've "fattened" his head making it seem too large
You've rounded his left jawline, weakening the typical "male squared-off" jaw.
You've also "fattened" his right hand and forearm, making it seem like a "sausage"
So, you've essentially made him more feminine and fat.
These items all lend to the ...
There are many definitions of the term figure(s) but typically, in layout, figures supplement the text and are referenced (e.g. See fig. 1)
Figures: a diagram or pictorial illustration of textual matter.
A popular resource for APA, one of the style guides used in academic writing, offers a list of common figures:
The drawn guy has in some images chalky face - it's like the drawing is left incomplete. The phone and railway scenes are ok. Fix the first one like this:
BTW. The persons seem to watch something. I inserted a bigger target.
ADD due the comments: The inserted background as face colors make the drawn guy to look out a boxer in the next day. Except it's not ...
The big problem is not the light / color tone / background and sky, but the difference in visual perception with the previous images.
Making a generic comparison, it's evident that there's a different figure and the anomaly is given by the proportions: a is much bigger than b, c or d, while b,c and d maintain similar proportions. The same between 1 and 2.
OK - I'm gonna take a quick stab here, as I think this post isn't quite a duplicate of some of the other Golden Ratio or Fibbonacci questions... here we go!
1) I use a set of Golden Ratio / Fibbonacci overlays when I design logos, and sometimes even page layouts, websites and other graphic design layouts (I have also used this concept pretty broadly in my ...
Since this is a document on typography and that section defines elements of a layout, the author must be talking about ways to use text to visually illustrate ideas. Then probably..
figures must refer to charts or technical drawings, of which there are many kinds
tables are probably just tables again with various formatting possible
illustrations, basicly ...
I must limit the scope of this discussion to the non-moving static stuff that can be painted, printed, drawn or tooled onto paper or watched on computer screens. Everything below are only opinions.
Image is the most general concept. It's anything (printed, drawn, made with tools, painted, an onscreen pattern) that can be considered to be created, not ...
I had similar problems updating an Illustrator file and it wasn't updating. After trying the methods above, I then deleted the source file in the Project window. The warning box told me that the element was being used in (x) compositions. I deleted anyway, then immediately performed 'Undo'. Like magic, the file finally updated correctly. Note that this was a ...