I've been trying to develop a better way of looking for proportions from life.
Generally people use a unit of measurement or a series of shapes to solve for proportion problems.
Ultimately, if you want to draw something from imagination, you really need to have a robust understanding of it.
I'm wondering if spending my time looking at "shapes" when out and about is really going to help me in the log run when it comes to constructing poses that are unrelated to the ones that the shapes represent.
I understand everyone is different and there are lots of ways to know this stuff, but as someone who wants to INVENT and CONSTRUCT drawings in a very realistic way.
I'm just wondering if there are any thoughts or considerations you would recommend when out and about and looking at the sizes of things, or if proportions are something that is much better left to more detailed studies from photographs not done fro life.