Once my studio was all set up and supplies were bought it was time to get to work! I spent this studio day prepping the wood for drawing. A common technique for making large scale renderings is starting by making a grid. I decided to play with that using string to make my grid layout.
I have all the necessities: tape measure, sharpee, string, and scissors. Once I had the measurements down, I taped on the string to mark the spots.
That's the face of a happy artist that's going to make proportional portraits thanks to this system. It's okay to get a little silly in the studio here and there.