Strange Props

I've been working my way through "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards. It's a classic drawing text that I read as a teenager, but I must have skipped a bunch of stuff. 

I certainly don't remember ever walking around with a picture plane.

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Have to say, if I can ever get used to the squinting it'd be a real help on larger proportions where I typically have trouble. For instance, I always underestimate how long a persons legs are (or I badly OVER estimate, either way for alien-looking results).

 

Above is a snapshot of all the random drawings. I just used printer paper and a set of pencils in varying hardness. 

The book is aimed at people who haven't drawn since childhood, and especially those who are convinced they CAN'T draw. I like drawing and do lots of it, so I wasn't expecting huge breakthroughs. But still I was pretty pleased with my profile portrait: