Today I worked on some basics: drawing spherical forms:
Lately I've noticed that no matter how much anatomy I learn, I still have a lot of trouble drawing the figure properly. Some of it is just lack of experience, but I think there's more. Today I've understood what it (partially) is. I don't know how to describe the basic form all that well. I focus on anatomy, and details so much that I forget that there's something far simplier and more important underneath. I've skipped over the basics when I was starting to learn how to draw, and now I think I must go back a bit.
So today I tried drawing some figures from imagination using mostly spheres, cylinders and various spherical blobs. No bones, no muscles, just basic 3d shapes and how they interact, and overlap. It's different from how I usually approach drawing. Much more satysfying, organic and fast. It's a lot easier to get a dynamic, natural pose this way. I can totally see using drawings like these as a sort of underdrawing before I get into the muscles and bones.
Now to figure out the other 99 things I do wrong!