Apparently it’s common to draw things wider than they actually are in life. I was glad to learn this because I definitely have this problem! You can see in today’s straight-line block-in drawing between steps 2 (upper left) and 3 (lower left) how I needed to make my drawing of this bag of pasta much narrower. I think I could have seen this earlier in my process by doing more long lines that follow all the way through the subject to the other side.
Definitely a habit I need to develop! My tendency is still to focus on smaller areas.
Mantra: long lines, long lines, long lines.