I'm not sure if this question has been asked already, but I made a search and couldn't find it.
How do you develop your skills to draw from your imagination, rather than from life? I guesss you need to draw a lot from life before you can be any decent at drawing from imagination, but is it as simple as that? I've tried drawing from my imagination, but failed miserably. And this just makes me more and more discouraged to draw cause it seems like an almost impossible feat. Are there any specific things that can be done to increase one's ability to draw from their imagination?