I had a reference for the sketch – not a photo but a coloured pencil drawing somebody did on deviantart. No, I didn’t trace it – it is a freehand drawing. It’s only a quick drawing exercise, trying to get the proportions right and the watchful expression on the face.
I once planned to do a sketch or drawing everyday, but up to now I didn’t manage to succed with this goal. However I still succeed in doing something artsy every day – experimenting with the marker paper I have, watching YouTube videos about drawing and painting and doing a quick sketch now and then.