I've spent about a year now constantly visiting this site, reading through forums and looking through sketchbooks as a visitor but I've had this question forming for a couple of weeks now and I thought I better make an account and ask about it.
Going through CA there have been many people giving advice, and sometimes this advice varies. Someone will say that to learn anatomy, one must draw from life constantly, whether from a model or just out on the street, while others have said that to learn anatomy a person should understand the human body like a machine, and be able to draw the skeleton, muscles, skin, etc and know how all of these components work.
I definitely want to reach a point where I can draw a pose from any angle any way I want, without having to use any kind of reference. What I want to know is whether it would be more useful for me to study anatomy in detail first and then move onto life drawing so I have a better understanding of the things I'm drawing from life, or if I should start life drawing straight out all of the time in a sketch book whenever I'm out and practice basics, and then move onto more detailed anatomy studies of bones and muscle structure?
Also if someone has asked this question before and I just haven't seen it, I apologize in advance D: