What if I said you could draft a torso block without all those pesky maths and measurements? Would you laugh? Cry? Call me crazy? Would you help me test it? Would you give me some advice? Here’s the sitch…
I’ve been wanting to put together something more advanced than the basic conic block for a while now – something that addresses the upper torso and can serve as a base for later periods. I’d been working in my normal sort of uber-mathsy direction, but my students have politely informed me that they really don’t like math as much as I do. Also, they kinda think that my love of fractions is abnormal. There’s a definitely preference for “physically inherent geometry” (ahem – folding) in the world today.
So, ok, fine, I get it…. No math. No reading of a measuring tape. No eighths of inches. No imperial/metric debate. No built-in assumptions about what shape you should be. No ease, because it’s just not helpful for historical work. No problems. I’m guessing there will be some takers. ;)
Paper is one of the least forgiving materials to use for a mockup, so I feel like this went relatively well. It’s at a point where it’s trivial to alter to get the right fit, but it’s also pretty trivial to fix the method.
Here’s my question for you, denizens of the interwebs: Is this the kind of thing where I should make a FaceBook page/group or a Google circle thing so people can share their experiences/pictures? I would like to get feedback from people using the method once I finalize it and get it posted, but I am, like, Little Miss Social Media Impaired over here. What’s the most convenient forum for you all? Or am I just being silly-pants? What do I want to do here?