I draw digitally, using a wacom tablet and Painter software. My computer screen is large enough that I can reference a photo, putting it beside the canvas that I am drawing on.
I like to start with a neutral color canvas, so that I can draw in darks and lights.
Here are screen shots while a drawing progressed on September 30, 2014.
Today, I drew from a photo that I took of my husband, filleting a fish for our dinner.
I start with a very loose sketch.
I then zoom in so that I can see what I’m drawing.