@xrg thanks man, I think I also want to get The Loomis books in print. I started with and I'm still using PDF's. I read the comments on the new books and it seems the are of a very good quality. But because I don't live in the USA and order from Amazon(USA) the current Rand/US exchange rate is not doing me any favours.
@Michael W I'm very slowly trying to bring back more of my own drawings. I actually started the whole thing(500 bad drawings) because drawing from imagination was a chore for me. I came to the conclusion that my fundamentals were not in place. So this is like practicing musical scales for me at the moment. I think I can now handle the basic naked mannkin and head so the should be more pages of my own stuff soon.
@michalis I would have started a 'bad sculpting' sketch book but my powerful computer on which I could actually sculpt on is dead. Its an oldish computer so I have to now buy new Ram, a new CPU and Motherboard so no sculpting for me until the end of the year. Also digital painting I can only do with mypaint as it's the only program light enough to run.
@Craig Jones thanks for the kind words. studies really help the are slow and painful to do but now when I look at some of my older work I can spot where I was going wrong before I would have looked and not really been able to see what was wrong.