For this evenings virtual life-drawing session organised by Andrew with Fra as our model I introduced into my process the Golden Rectangle (or ratio) with its accompanying Fibonacci Spiral. I also prepared a few sheets with 100mm grids.
Here are the outcomes:
and so to the final pose of this evening's virtual life session. I don't often do whole poses these days as for quite a few years I have employed my de-constructivist approach prior to re-constructing within my own personal perceptual parameters. So I experience a frustration in attempts to get the proportioning more or less right. Playing with perspective by bringing a foot forward and exaggerating it in terms of related size with other parts and conversely diminishing in scale the more distant parts of the pose are to me very enjoyable and challenging ways of drawing. I suppose in that case proportioning is a consideration but almost surreal and abstract forms and shapes become the result and the focus of attention. But here I felt a need to simply enter a process of representing on my paper a realistic portrayal of the pose which Fra was presenting to me. I could add a detailed critique of the shortcomings in terms of proportions, but I know what they are and they are so obvious.