I was just curious...
I don't know about anyone else, but I have trouble drawing from my imagination. Everything I draw is something I've actually sat down and looked at while drawing it - a still life, a photograph, a model. Something physical.
Does this invalidate my efforts? I don't consider myself to be an artist, just someone who likes to draw for pleasure, but sometimes it bothers me that I have to see what I draw, like maybe it is limiting or something. I don't know. Is it better to draw from imagination and memory than from what you see? Because I can't draw unless I'm looking at the subject.
It makes me feel like I'm nothing but a parrot... *sigh*