So I came across an article by Richard Lack on the topic of drawing from memory.
He suggests an exercise were the artists takes a simple silhouette shape and memorize it. After memorizing, he draws it on tracing paper and compares the two images by overlaying one on top of the other. As you become better at redrawing the shape so that it overlaps accurately, the shapes become progressively complex. At an advanced level, the silhouettes may resemble human figures or trees, whatever.
He claims that after years of this practice, maybe 15 mins for memorizing and 15 mins for drawing it out, that it can do wonders in memorizing images.
I wonder if anyone has tried this exercise and weather there is any validity to this?
I mean, Id rather spend the 1/2 hour drawing instead of doing something that may not really help. Yeah Richard Lack is an eminent respected figure in the art world, but im a bit skeptical.