7: Spatial Awareness
- Gestalt (whole picture)
Now, learning the anatomy is difficult enough, but if I tried to incorperate most of the above on each of my studies, I am sure to improve the way I learn by a milestone. But how to incorperate them?
Well, I will start off with my thoughts:
Label the items you are studying, and also maybe make symbols for the major groups. Also write about what there functions are and any other relavent information.
Number your studies, and even how many muscles are in that limb, same with bones.
Do some timed exercises, keep the images in sequence (like the rythme), list all the labels as a Key with numbers linking to the relative part, keep things simple; like keep the drawings neat and in line (your trying to learn, not decorate). analyze your work at the end; looking at where the muscles meet and end, how they are shaped, ad how they work. The books says that the brain works from Associations, so try to connect each of the muscles to an activity that you use that muscle for, or those group of mucles.
If I make my studies smaller, fit more on a single page, and also linking them (hand to forearm, forearm to upper arm), maybe that will be enough, and also maybe do the same with muscles and bones.
Try to do your studies in colours, do one colour as the rough sketch, another to refine, and another to add dimension. Or you could colour code the different muscle groups.
After each page, or image, take a break, close your eyes and think of that image you just created, look at the forms, look at the names.
This comes in the form of actually drawing the study.
Be aware of where each muscle is, within relation to each other.
It says the brain hates unfinished things, so maybe try and do a faint outline of the other limbs around the study, that arent being focused on. Or atleast try to finish the study, not leaving it incomplete. instead of doing individual muscles in the arm, in detail, before you move on to the next, try to roughly sketch all the selected muscls, that way you have a 'whole' to work from.
I believe this way would allow me to memorize what I am copying the first time which would give me time to study other areas. So it comes down to this thing called Quality vs. Quantity. If I use quality in this aspect, I believe it will work. I havent tried it yet due to my recent problems in life, but when I do, I am especting to see some kind of change. i will post the results in my Anatomy Topic. (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3752755#post3752755)
So, what could you guys add to this?