Archive for March, 2021

30
Mar

SITTING POSTURE PROPORTIONS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver    in Tutorials

The RULE OF THREE for proportional divisions of the face and body for a carved figure can also be applied for a sitting posture of a carved figure.  The Rule of Three for body proportions once the head has been established divides the rest of the body into equal proportions: Shoulder to Waist; Waist to Mid Knees: Mid Knees to Bottom of Feet.  This guide works well for a standing figure and it can also be applied to a sitting figure using the three divisions bending at the waist and bending at the knees. Keep in mind that the Rule of Three is “Proportional Measurement” of the eye and mind in which the three proportions appear to be somewhat equal. So, with a sitting posture the eye and mind have to compensate for the hip portion of the middle third between the waist and the mid knees to calculate an approximate equalizing of the proportions.  After all, proportions help to create an averaged normalized look of what appears about correct. It just looks right in a proportional perspective.  The WOOD BEE CARVER has always utilized “Baseball Measurement,” that is “In the ballpark” of appearing just about right.

                                      

15
Mar

PROPORTIONS AS GUIDE FOR DESIGN

   Posted by: woodbeecarver    in Tutorials

 

The WOOD BEE CARVER has used the concept of “proportions” as a way to envision the design of a carving project.  The RULE OF THREE has been the primary guide for facial features and body pose by dividing areas of consideration into three equal proportions.  Proportional measuring is a combination of “eye and brain” working together that will apply to any size of a carving project.  The photo below is a visual study guide for the male figure as an example to be applied to any male figure.

                         

 

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