I've been doing all of my studies from photos. Though I've been aware that drawing something from a photo and drawing something that is in front of you can be quite different, I still haven't done much of the latter. Partially 'cause I'm lazy, partially 'cause... well, I'm lazy. Today though I grabbed the statuette of Alduin I got in the Skyrim collector's edition and tried to draw it. It did not go well! There's just so much detail in real life, it boggles the mind.