Looks like we're heading into August folks!
You gotta read this post by Mark Kennedy. He confirms my notions towards drawing (and especially life drawing), but hey says it in a manner that I wouldn't have been able to express myself. A quote:
"I read one of Robert Fawcett's books on life drawing. He claimed that he didn't really know all of the muscles. Basically he claimed he looked at the model and drew what he saw. He used the properties of design to create a pleasing drawing.
When I read this it was so shocking to me that I didn't understand it at first.
It makes total sense though. Maybe this is obvious to most of you. When you look at a great life drawing, are you responding to the fact that the scapula is in the right place? Or are you responding to the graceful curves of the body captured on paper, and the way they seem to occupy space, even though they are drawn on flat paper?
The latter, of course, but I never thought about that, or the implications of that: design is more important to a successful drawing than knowledge of structure. Don't get me wrong, I think a knowledge of structure is important too, but I think it's secondary to a good sense of design."
Another quick point - Siggraph 2006 is on right now - be on the lookout for some cool news popping up.