Ok so I'm trying to get better at drawing the human figure. I have been trying to draw some of the anatomy out of Andrew Loomis anatomy book but the thing is i can't seem to master any of the anatomy in there. I'm still stuck on the first lesson where it shows you the front, side, and back view. I'm currently still working on the front view and its been about a week now and i still can't seem to master it.
Granted I get close to almost perfect now when I look at it and draw it but I want to be able to draw it from memory so I have references logged into my brain. I don't know how people go about trying to draw stuff from memory maybe i just have poor memory skills or something. Any ways does anyone know of a way to get better at drawing stuff from memory? Is there and exercise out there that might help me with this problem? Also is there any way to mental prepare you from drawing?
I'm also currently having some difficulties in proportion. I have been trying correct this problem but its not that easy.
any ways any advice would be most appreciated thanks
here is the picture I'm talking about.