Supplementary #2 (Loomis: Side View): Solving Problems

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Hello! This is the second product of my Supplementary series where I do my best to research and address certain issues I have found with different art instructional/educational methods. I then post my conclusions and findings in this series to hopefully help others who are having the same issues resolve them and move on from them.

For context, I personally, started drawing with the book Drawing on The Right Side of The Brain and the Loomis books, years and years ago in Secondary School. My start in art and the subsequent journey is arguably not too natural and guided by instructional books, and I have read a lot of them and struggled with them and grew with them.

My initial article on Loomis, "The Uninformed Problem of The Loomis Method", where I talked about one of the method's problems (the seemingly mathematical approach to the ideal proportions and the sudden non-mathematical approach to finding the sides of the cranium), is the most viewed article on my website.

If you google "Loomis Problem" or "Loomis Method Problem", it is also the first result on Google, hence the traffic to it. It is responsible for 99% of the views my website gets.

I believe that the viewership, which was all purely from Google search terms leading to that article, and even the comment I had on the article asking me about alternatives to the method or solutions warrant further researching and the creation of the Supplementary series to help people.

In this side-view issue, there are repeated topics and extra topics pertaining to the side view.

I want this!

A 56-paged e-booklet with tips and tricks on solving the problems of the Front View Loomis Head Construction Method, Topics Include:

A) Loomis Has Unintentional Inconsistencies From Step to Step
B) Does Loomis Actually Slice Off The Sides? What Do They Mean
C) The Loomis Method Was Meant To Be Changed Accordingly To What You Need, Not Followed Too Closely, Loomis Did This Himself
D) Real-life Observation Supersedes/Informs Constructional Methods To Conform To What You Observe (For Observational Drawing From Reference)
E) Anatomical Knowledge (Bone And Muscle) And Knowledge of The Planes (Asaro) and Rhythms (Reilly) Supersedes/Informs Construction Methods, (For Drawing From Imagination)
F) Not Everyone Uses The Loomis Method, No Matter How Recommended The Books Are
G) The Side-on View Is Static And Is Rarely Used
H) The Perspective Of The Sides Only Applies To Views Not Fully Frontal Or Fully Side
I) Half and Half Method Finding the Back of the Head
J) Isosceles Right Angle Triangle Method - Finding the Back of the Ear
K) The Nose To Lips Slanted Line
L) The Ideal Point of the Jawline
Additional Tips/Reiteration / TL:DR
18.5 MB
56 pages

Supplementary #2 (Loomis: Side View): Solving Problems

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I want this!