For the first session I walked around my seated model to get different viewpoints. By that I also got a variation of foreshortening, either of the lower or the upper body. I used for all drawing the length of the head as one unit.
The slightly variations on viewpoints made certain body proportions more or less different.
Especially on drawing #7 & #8 I was facing not only a tilted but also a twisted body. With first understanding of the spacial orientation of a simple shape and with some guiding and receding lines, it was easier to get the pose correct.
Comparing the different drawings I noticed the total length of the seated model varied between 5 and 7 head units.
- To look at basic shapes and its spacial orientation especially in case of a twisted body is quite important and helpful to get a better understanding of the whole form.
- Slight changes on viewpoint helped me to understand better the variation of the forms.
- The linear perspective from part 3 with marking of receding lines and eye level helped me in understanding better the overall spacial orientation of the body form.
– Practice and practice, measuring proportions and seeing shapes is getting easier and more fluent with time.