Re: More from the atelier...
Earl, sorry for not responding sooner, I broke my computer when upgrading the memory, bad eyesight and shaking hands don't help. I had to order parts online and wait for delivery no drone deliveries here in my part of the world.
I am impressed with your drawing skills even if you started back again rusty it all comes back with practice. I think the work you did with the labourer is outstanding seeing as how you figured it out with many modifications, you are becoming a serious artist.
I'm not a big fan of sight size as taught today and I prefer measuring by eye, it is difficult at first but becomes natural over time. The Repin art school teach their students to measure by eye from the beginning. Both systems can give you accuracy with practice the danger with sight size is the same danger all academic art faces and that is the lack of a creative response. Some people prefer the academic model but I think the Russians turn out better figure artists.
Earl you have found another way to make figure drawings and it will continue to boost your confidence in your abilities keep exploring that observational and reworking skill you are developing.
C&C welcomed, discussions, kudos, jokes.