I agree with Elwell, don't get hung up. You are not going to be drawing boring frontal views of people all the time and the box is only there to get you to see at what points of the human body are segmented from. This way you know that the nippl3 is 1 head down. Look for the spacial qualities. I can bet you that professional artists seldom construct their figures using such methods. Further into the book you got that from you will find Loomis doesn't either.
Drawing is more about seeing. One of my favorite artists is awesome at constructing the figure. I am studying him right now like a dog. I have learned soooooo much.
Alan Tew is awesome. I really don't mean to praise him so much. It is just that what I am going for in my art is exactly the kind of form alan has. So I get excited. Once I learn what I am going for I will move on to learning other things.
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