I strongly recommend drawing from life! I think it teaches you to really see. And hey folks . . . that's a H U G E part of drawing! I'm working on doing drawing exercises everyday now to get my sight muscles back into shape. Today's sketch is a series of two minute gestures of a small whimsical unicorn stallion figurine that I've owned for decades. This is the first time I've attempted to draw it. Like I always say, "Everything is sketchable."