I would like some feedback as to whether or not my self-studying is focussed enough. I began by focusing on using my line to display structure. My method of doing this came from the Nicolaides method of drawing with a "felt" line. However, in my latest drawings (from da Vinci sketches), I feel that I am dong something different...something more like displaying structure with values through line. It is still using lines but depends more on darker and light patches of linear strokes for structure rather than the line itself changing according to the planes. Does this make sense to anyone?
I think this means line quality, planar anaylsis, gesture, proportion. The main avenue of my learning is thru anatomy so far and I have been studying out of my books (Stephen Peck, Rubins). Some exercises that I do are blind contours, anatomy study with emphasis on how the artist uses his line to convey form and well, that's about it.
What I'm hoping to get from the community here is info on what other exercises there are for me, other resources online that I could use, advice, feedback on where I'm at in terms of linear quality because when the time is right, I want to jump into the next facet of art.
I want to be a great artist so I that live comfortably and I'm willing to put in the work.