I'm having a very hard time with figure drawing and it has taken a bit of courage to even post this.
For the past few years I have been practicing human anatomy from multiple books. If you could name it I probably tried learning from it. I practiced from the Loomis books, the Jack Hamm books, the Christopher Hart books, and a few others. I just never seem to progress and I cant shake the feeling of inadequacy. I barely know how to begin a figure drawing. Sometimes I even go on 24 hour learning sessions and leave with no gain. During practice I feel like a pinball bouncing around with no clear goals in mind.
This art stuff doesn't come easy to me but I still have a desire to learn. The advice "practice makes perfect" doesn't apply in my position. The truth is, practice makes permanent, so one must practice correctly. I'm not fit to teach myself this type of thing. All the books and internet tutorials in the world cant replace real training at a college but I'm not confidant enough to bother trying a life drawing class. I'm posting a link to a PhotoBucket gallery. I would be pleased to read any advice by someone who knows the craft.