. . . there is a Great Pumpkin.
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There's a whole wealth of documentation on the web about this, of which I'll let you look up at your leisure-
. . . But something I saw another artist do (and I can't remember who) was to stretch or squash the guide to fit their painting. I hadn't thought of doing this before, and whether or not this 'breaks' the rules of the Golden Mean, it has nevertheless opened up new possibilities for me to use it in my art.
Below are a few examples where I have literally used it. I've found that the face is a good place to start -a natural place the eye gravitates to, but it really could be anything.