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When learning fundamentals/basic anatomy, do people just practice drawing elbows and pecs all day?
I was on Vilppu and right after the anatomy section I jumped onto Hampton since it felt impossible to do. I keep trying to draw pecs and arms but for some reason it feels like I'm not progressing or learning anything. I'm trying to analyze and not copy the references but when I try to apply all the things I learned in my references session, I can't. It just looks like I didn't improve in the past week.
Also, how do you go through these books? Read all the sections, then draw human figures while referring to specific parts of the body, or isolate the body part and draw those a couple hundred times?
Just wondering if people just practice drawing nothing but ankles and elbows when they're starting out (not later on, cause obviously later on you're going to need to refine)
Pic related. I think I copied this straight from the Vilppu book since references/not getting them was frustrating me.
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It has been almost 2 years since i decide to take drawing as a serious hobby. I have improved just a little bit. I followed tutorials to learn how to draw that I find in diferent places some are good, other not much, at the end I finish here. I read the sticky and after that I come with a question, how much time must i spend practicing to get better? 1 or 2 hours a day? practicing to much is probably not a problem but if you practice just a bit, just sometimes, you will never improve, right?.
So, how much time do you think is suitable to spend practicing to improve in a fastest way? And how much time do you spend practicing every day?
Some days i can't practice, because i have to do college stuff or other things, my practice sessions (when i can do them) can last 30 minutes or 5 hours. Sometimes I don't practice in weeks, I feel that with this irregularity i'm not getting better. should I make a schedule? do you think is a good idea or it doesn't matter?
Tl;dr: how much time do you spend practicing every day? And
how much time do you think is suitable spend practicing to REALLY improve?
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I recently found out that I need to have a physical book to be able to focus and study it. I just can't concentrate when I'm reading a pdf. So, because I couldn't find it in the sticky, do you guys have any recommendations regarding Anatomy books? This is my main concern right now.
Alternatively, if someone has a similar problem, is it possible that getting a Kindle would solve my problem? Long term, it may be cheaper than buying only physical books.