I am in the process of learning how to properly draw the human form and I have a sort of general question regarding how to direct my efforts. I am currently spending about 20 mins a day drawing 2 min poses from an online archive. I find that I sort of make the same mistakes over and over again.
I am currently looking at purchasing some online courses in figure construction (proko.com and the online drawing academy) Guided learning is important to me as I don't have allot of free time.
My question is this. For someone starting out in figure drawing should I practice drawing what I see, or should I focus on anatomy and construction. Life drawing seems difficult without a decent knowlege of understructure. Conversely, I don’t want all of my life drawings to appear constructed or symbolic.
Over time I would imagine a balance of these skills would be the most beneficial, but am just not sure which to tackle first in regards to the best use of my time.
Any advice is appreciated.