I'am certain that there is a thread like this somewhere around but i searched and searched and nothing (maybe i used the wrong terms..)
Well, the question is: Is it possible to improve the quantity of information one can get from a subject while drawing from observation?
I don't know if i can explain what i mean. hmm, like when you are drawing an object, you are looking at the object and then you turn the eyes to look at the paper, and the information saved, while you are turning your attention to the paper, decreases.
For me it decreases very much, so that i need to constantly look at the object. (i know that you need to do that, but i do it more than 5 or 6 times sometimes only for a part of the arm or so... just an example)
I had the habit, until recently, to even making some markings and lines without turning the eyes away from the object...
Are there any exercises that will stimulate this memory? or theres just the choice to draw draw draw and you will improve? because i know thats the simplest and longest way, theres no need to say that lol