4.5" x 7.28"
Charcoal on Sketch Paper
I don't know if you can get more power from a methodical sketch, than from a quick one. My vote is for the quick, intuitive drawing. An interesting thing happened with this one. I wanted to transfer it to a larger pastel sheet, and thought that it was close to the golden rectangle proportions. In the studio, I always go straight to this tool to find the ratio of the golden rectangle. I entered the short side of my sketch, which was about 4.5", and the long side was about 7.28," give or take .01". When I plugged 4.5 into the finder, it said that the golden ratio would be 4.5 to 7.28 - what a coincidence! I was duly happy. The ratio for my transfer would be 9:14.56.
A short article on the Golden Rectangle at Pastel: Gimme Five.
For no particular reason, I'm needing some music with the next few posts. "Can't this train outrun those kids?"