Could someone help me out here? I just have a question thats been in my head for awhile now and I was hoping I could get it answered here. I've been studying anatomy for awhile, but I don't know exactly what to do with it. I still can't just draw people/characters of the top of my head even with some reference. It just looks like I'm copying what I see on the paper with some minor differences of my own. How do I get anywhere near sketches like this? I know a couple of these are developed on the computer, but for the mot part the actual sketch/drawing stage is done traditionally; the way I prefer. I feel I'm using my books or practice time in a non productive way for learning and need help.
--The attachments are just general images from my concept reference folder, but I'm trying to relay the idea without posting a bunch of pictures. If I did something wrong with the pics please let me know.