Hi Matt. This week I watched an artist talk and although he was someone who leaned a bit towards the absolutes, he said this one thing about drawing from imagination, “Don’t just copy, build your visual vocabulary”. He said that when he used to do studies, his brain used to go into auto-pilot “copy mode” and he couldn’t draw from imagination despite doing studies. He then said that he started ‘isolating things’ and that worked for him.
I’d love to hear your opinion on how to build a visual vocabulary.
Does it include memorizing stuff?
Thank you so much for the quick reply Matt. I will definitely be watching your drawing from imagination course this week. I applied your method last night and I am learning so much from trying to remember what I drew and then drawing it from memory! I try to imagine it from other angles and draw it too. I have a 3D anatomy software that helps me verify.