Hi Cheneam, I really appreciate your eloquently worded expertise, the way you describe such a great way to anchor the body is already helping me understand and visualize how to make future figure drawings more successful! I’m sure with the spine reference line (it’s so useful to know I should draw it from top to bottom), it will feel much more natural to ‘landmark’ the proportions correctly, and it’s great to know when to concentrate with precision and when in the process to start to relax / shape the forms. 😊
I’ve got a lot of educational videos downloaded for future reference, and what do you know, I searched it up and there’s a Loomis Method demo already downloaded on my computer! That’s so cool, and it’s a huge help for me that you pointed in the direction of a specific method to study, that will strengthen my weaknesses. I see that Andrew Loomis is a prolific author on top of being an artist, so it’s a no brainer that I’m going to purchase books of his now. Thanks so, so much again for your insight and for helping me understand / giving me specific techniques!!