I have a question regarding the studies of the subject anatomy, as the title states. I've been looking around the forum for the answer that I'm looking for, but sadly I'm unable to find any.
For around 2 weeks now (not that long) I've been studying anatomy from a few anatomy books that I bought. Most of the time I'm reading the explanation in the books about how certain bones shape, and after that draw them in my sketchbook and then I try to draw it without looking at any reference, in the hopes that I remember it, but something seems wrong with my studies.
For example: I've been trying to draw human faces out of my head, I know where the nose is positioned, the eyes, mouth, ears, hairline, you name it, but the faces feel absolutely off, as if somebody went over it with the smudgetool and called it a day. Sadly, when it comes to drawing skulls, the skulls are in proportion and look absolutely fine.
So I'm wondering, have I been studying in the wrong way all the time drawing bones only and should I figure out more on how the skin is formed around the bones, because as far as I can understand now, understanding what the bones "look" like in the human body, is only essential for drawing the human body in motion and somewhat proportions, but not for making a face an actual face. I'll scan in some drawings that I've made to clarify it if it's somewhat hard to understand.