Photography by Erik Gould. Courtesy of the RISD Museum.
This is me drawing from Degas's La Savoisienne while standing in front of Edouard Manet's portrait of Berthe Morrisot in the Impressionist Galleries at the RISD Museum.
Last fall I met photographer Erik Gould there so we could try to document the process of measuring the proportions of a painting or its parts in order to make a thumbnail sketch. Explaining this method to drawing students is time consuming and opaque, so I am deeply satisfied to have these images to make it clear, thanks Erik!
Read the article and see the photographs here. I hope you find it helpful!