To draw anything well from memory, to invent and improvize creatively, you need first to build up a store of basic knowledge of your subject. The best way to do this is through drawing from life. By making observation studies you can readily and easily absorb great quantities of information about proportion, form and structure - and, of course, in the process you will also be developing your drawing skills. No amount of factual information gleaned from instructional tomes can serve as a substitute for this valuable exercise.
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