“Did you copy that?”

One day, while I was sitting outside drawing, a friend of mine looked over at the picture and said “Wow, man.. That’s really good. Did you draw that off the top of your head?” He looked visibly impressed, which is something that always makes me feel good to see – despite how modest I am about my work. (I don’t think I’m really all that good of an artist, my sense of perspective and lighting are pretty… atrocious. ) “Nah,” I said. “I used a couple references.” My friend’s impressed…