Ever know all the theory, all the rules, all the tips... and just suck *completely* at applying them?
I cannot make dynamic lines in figures work for me. It just doesn't happen. I *know" how it's supposed to work. But it's like my brain says 'No! Bones can't squash and stretch and curve like that! Stop defying anatomy!'
For an artist, I'm uncreative and unimaginative. My ultimate goal is realism because I can just translate the real world to paper without having to interpret it artistically. I have zero art education (which is probably painfully obvious to anyone who has) and have no intention of getting one either (I'm a Unix Sysadmin. Taking time off work to do an art degree would be a huge waste of time, because I don't want a career in art)
I guess this means ultimately I'm pretty screwed and will have to continue to fumble along with my painfully logical brain. Ah well. At least people will know why