Quote Originally Posted by JeffX99 View Post
Hmmm...I don't believe you actually have defined what it is or how it works on the practical, applied level?
I use "visual memory" in the plain, literal meaning of the words, not some "specialized" meaning that requires definition. As for how it works on a practical, applied level, my suggestion is right there in my post, but as I said:

Quote Originally Posted by briggsy@ashtons View Post
The exercise needs to be done, not just appraised.
I don't want to buy into any nitpicking over whether or not the approach to plein air painting you describe should be classified as involving visual memory, but I suggest you try adapting some of those ideas to drawing the figure as they could help you to solve some of the problems you have with life drawing.