First of all, I hope I'm posting this the right place... I think I am, but if I'm not, please move this thread to wherever it's supposed to be... ahahaha that sounded so demanding, it seriously wasn't meant that way...
Anyway, I have some questions about life drawing (/drawing from life). Perhaps I should've made separate threads for each question but... that'd seem a little desperate I think..
ok, on with the q's...
First of all, when drawing from life (for instance, a person sitting, waiting for the train)... how do you go about drawing that? - What I mean is, do you draw faint "help lines" such as the bones, then "bulid up" with muscles, skin, clothes, to get the finished shape; or do you just draw an "outline" of the person?
- I've been lurking around various sketch books and the latter seems to be what people do - what I just don't get then is how do you get it accurate? - How do avoid one arm getting shorter than the other, the head getting too big, the torso looking distorted etcetc..?
Is it practice/experience that eventually makes you so good that you're actually able to draw what you SEE and not what you think you see/what you think it should look like? or is there some magical secret power that suddently makes you able of drawing anything and everything (ok, I know that's not possible - I just didn't know what to write)...!?
Another question before I throw myself completely off topic with my talk of magic secrets; is it "ok" to draw from life before you have a good (or any at all) understanding of how the bones/muscles "work", making the body look and behave the way it does?
I'll stop my never ending stream of questions now, hope what I wrote above isn't too confusing pld: