I almost always work from photos, I like to keep my work pretty realistic but I also want to stress the importance of daily sketches from the imagination. It is important to exercise that side of the brain everyday! I do not look at other artists or sketch from models or photos when I do my morning warm ups, just pull it from inside myself and memory... I try to keep this ritual quick and unfinished. I would advise anyone reading this to hop over to Donato Giancola's website to check out his drawing gallery. Fast, loose and inspired!