Drawing from Memory VS Drawing from Life
When exactly is a good idea to draw from memory versus drawing from life?
Im really good at drawing from life, even better than i am when drawing from memory. I tend to follow better than drawing out of my head. I want to know what is the best rule of thumb, (if any) like Vilppuu says "theres no rules, just tools" to drawing in a sketchbook from memory and drawing from life.
I have a hard time coming up with things in my sketchbook unless im looking at something. So how do i combine all the things i have learned, looked at, and practised in previous sketchbooks and generate new ideas?
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