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    How do you use a pencil to measure something without it being a sight-size method?

    I am a beginner artist and I watched this video by Proko.

    It says you are not supposed to make it the exact same size as the object when you are measuring, and I am a little confused as to how to make an accurate size without making the same size as what you a measuring. Do you do this by comparing the size to other parts?

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    Yes. When not doing sight-size you are looking for proportions, not literal measurements. For example, taking the width of the cranium as your unit of measure, then noticing that in this particular pose it is say, 3 cranial units from the pit of the neck to the heel (try picturing that pose in your head, lol). Or if you are doing a still life, using the width of your apple as your unit of measure and determining that your watermelon is 3 1/2 apples tall, etc.
    As the ego shrinks, so the spirit expands.

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