I found that quick-sketch is instrumental to “force” us to look for the big shapes first, but it’s kind of a love/hate relationship to me XD
I really think that measuring is SO helpful to put our eye into place, so to speak. Especially if we don’t have a teacher on our shoulder to correct our work. So I measure A LOT! But I’ve been thinking about it, and it looks somehow like training wheels in a sense that, if you do it for a while (in my case years), once you try without it will surprise you! On the other hand, when I see many master artists, even those who advocate a tight measuring like sight-size method, when you see them doing free style demos you hardly see them measuring at all. So that is that!
Thanks again for your kind comments and for taking time to exchange ideas!
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