So, how important is drawing from real life to me, as a begginer? All i have been doing so far is study and draw from other people's artwork, or photos on an ocassion, and i also have a few books on anatomy and such, i also have all of Andrew Loomis books, so i use that too. I don't really have much interest in that, to be honest. My main goal is to draw stuff from my head, mostly fantasy, without any references (i just wanna illustrate my stories). But, if it's a necessary pracice that will improve my skills, i guess i will push myself through it...So, do any of you experienced artists think i should?