Hi CA, I'm Gerard! I'm a newbie so whatever info you can give me, I appreciate a lot! I have a couple of questions too..

-I'm studying Loomis' books, (starting with "Drawing the Head and Hands") how do you guys learn the most from art books? Do you read it all first, or draw as you go?
-What do you guys want to see me post? Post whatever I'm learning, or something interesting you can critique into shape?

Here's some "Head and Hands" stuff.