Re: "focus" technique
woha. thats almost creepy. thats how i draw, and ive never had any art education
Originally posted by Liam Hartman
I had the same problem when I first started. One of my professors gave a lesson on technique that helped me alot. I don't know what your technique and drawing habits are like, but hopefully it will help you too.
When drawing something from your head it helps to draw the image like you are bringing it into focus. Start by quickly sketching out the basic form. This should be quick and loose, no detail, "blurry". The goal is to get the basic forms down on paper. Then gradually fill in the details bringing the drawing more and more into "focus". Your pencil should never stop moving or linger in one area of the drawing for too long.
Getting the overall shapes down on paper helps to reinforce the image you are holding in your head. If you distract yourself with the details of one area too soon you may loose the rest of the image.
Hope that makes sense.
Don't just practice. Also Practice the right things, the right way.