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    Is this a good way for practice and studying?

    What I'm currently doing every day is a few boxes for perspective practice, a few sheets of figure drawings (30 sec and 1 minute), and sometimes some drawabox or some proko stuff. I did that everyday for August and saw a little improvement, but not much anymore.

    I'm thinking about focusing on one part of the body every week. Like do a pre assessment where I draw a something without a reference, then look at a few videos, maybe take a few notes if needed, and draw a bunch of photo studies of thing, then at the end of the week do a post assessment where I do the same thing as the pre.

    You guys think this is a good method, since I've been feeling stagnant just doing the same exact thing for two months. Thanks :>


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    You could try a method by Marcos Mateu-Mestre:

    "... One interesting exercise you can do to achieve this is, use an image (a photograph) observe it for a few minutes trying to memorize the bulk of it as well as some important details, hide the picture away and then try to draw it. After you are done compare both and see where you failed, repeat with the same or other images until you learn how to observe properly by starting with the essential and most important details. This will help you create a good memory archive as you then keep observing and observing from life."

    http://marcosmateu.blogspot.com/2013...-question.html


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    I think you should also study then draw it from memory and compare, also you should draw using references because you start to remember things from there as well and it is useful skill to learn how to use it but I'm starting to notice same pattern lately where people ask same kind of questions which can resolved by using search and reading this http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...-Start-Working

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    @Benedikt
    My bad there, here's a few examples of what I do daily.
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    Thanks for the recommendation, I'll try it out tonight.

    @stonec
    Yeah my first reaction was to ask the community haha, but I'll remember just to do a google search next time. With the thread link, I was getting really uncertain about what I was doing, but at the end he's right though.

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    I think it would be better to just finish your poses instead of moving on after 30 seconds or 1 minute.Its not a race.

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    There is nothing wrong being curious but on critic, agree with TheBigItch here, you should do longer poses as you are rushing trough with those poses and try to use more basic shapes, do your best to get those right then build muscles over it, rinse and repeat

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