- When I am learning something, I tend to draw stiff, because I am thinking about what I am trying to learn. The drawings don't come out all pretty with clean flowing lines and stuff.
beautiful and flowing.
Once you have done your stiff drawings, you can loosen up a bit
and then try again from memory and see if what you learned sunk
- I always write notes when I study something so that what I observe sticks with me.
- The point of copying is not just to copy but to understand what is happening in the things you are copying: and then to apply them to your own work
Rodrigo also sometimes does careful construction studies from classic cartoons - also a good thing - if you then apply it to your own work.