Hellos, in here ill teach some people some stuff that i have learned until now. This thread is mainly aimed at begginers in art.
You can join if you want.
Since you told me you wanted to learn anatomy, ill tell you that this requires to learn many aspects, youll have to learn all of them in order to draw anatomy from imagination. This are proportions, bones structure, muscles, movement (so that it doesnt look stiff), perspective (for foreshortening and structure), light and shade and maybe some other things.
Youll learn to make good anatomy if you focus on very basics and simple things and do them until you learn them well, that way you wont have to worry about all this things i mentioned above all at once, this is important to have in mind because you can get confused and frustrated when you try to learn many things at once, so its better to start learning very specific things and advance from that.
Ok, i dont want to overwelm you so ill just ask you to do a stick figure in whatever action you want, dont worry about muscles or the face, just make sure its moving and its has the right proportions. This excersize is to make you memorize proportions and to get you used to think in movements and weights. So, remember those things when you draw, focus on those most of all.
Try imitating the proportions of the loomis books, i see that you did some excersizes from those books in your sketchbook.
Also have in mind the weight of the body, try doing a pose yourself, and pay attention to where is your weight and how are you in equilibrium, try to convey that in your drawing.
To make this easier for you, follow this steps:
1) Make thumbnails of the pose, make them very small and as many as you want until you find one that interest you. This technique is good to find ideas fast, by not worrying too much in the quality of the drawing.
2) After you chose a pose, draw a stick figure but bigger, youll use this stick figure as a guide to place the final drawing. Make sure that the figure shows weight, movement and has the correct proportions, dont worry about details, just make it a stick figure. If you do this, you wont have to worry about correcting the weight when you finish the drawing, and its easier to erase since its just a stick figure with no details.
3) After you got a stick figures that seems to have weight, movement and right proportions, then add the shapes of the limbs, chest, legs, head, and so on. Dont worry if it doesnt come extremely good looking, remember that everyone has their limits, specially when one is starting in art, youll get better if you do your best each time you draw.
Remeber to sharpen your pencil at all times, draw light at first, dont press your pencil too much until you are at the ending stage, erase often.
Ill correct it when you show it to me. Good luck.