L.O.A. Musings - Part Two
Here is the top half of page 32 from the Preston Blair book. This is 'way advanced for us right now, but let's take a look, anyway.
1. By using the L.O.A. to lay out the action, Preston was able to conceptualize an abstract motion, i.e. the pitcher spins like a pinwheel.
2. The L.O.A. is not "anchored" to any specific part of the character's anatomy. It runs up his right leg and shoots out his left arm in drawings 1 - 4 on the top row. Then, at drawing #5 the L.O.A. still runs through the right leg, but the top half completely misses the upper torso! In drawings 6 & 7, the L.O.A. now runs from leg-to-leg!
Conclusion: The L.O.A. can be any part of a character's anatomy or no part of a character's anatomy.
Here are some more musings in the drawing, below...
And finally, some cat head drawings, just for fun!