Drawing from the mind is an exercise that can help you use previously stored information better. I’ll explain why this works well for me, in this series of figure sketches.
When working from a reference photo, I often feel limited by a few things. There is a need to copy what you see, accurately. Sometimes this causes a situation, where I’m so caught up in working with what I see, that I forget what I know. Drawing images from the mind, ‘forces’ your brain to work with just the knowledge that is stored. And trust me, it’s more than you probably realise!
In addition to this, I check things on my own body. Where does the elbow end in relation to the torso? Where does the belly button sit? You can check a lot of landmarks on your own body.
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