Hello all, I've been visiting this forum for ages, but only now decided to make an account. And the reason I have decided to finally come into the discussion is a kind of odd debate I've been having with a classmate recently.
Let's say for example, after drawing a head on the page, you want to make sure that the height of the figure is accurate. Knowing the human figure is 7.5 heads tall, using your thumb and index finger (or using your pencil and thumb) you just grab the measurement of the head you drew, and just plot out the 7.5 heads.
Would using this method to measure things on the page be considered cheating? Perhaps lazy? A crutch?
To me this seems like some form of cheating, since you aren't relying on your eyes to plot out the next lines, but you are instead just grabbing an exact measurement of the head, and just moving it over. To me, its just one step away from grabbing a ruler to measure the head, and using that to plot out the rest of the drawing.
So we were just wondering what might be the consensus on here for this rather silly debate!
EDIT: Maybe i should note, that this is in reference to drawing form a live model in Life drawing class.