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StanHoneyThief Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I personally think, referencing is ok when the person does credit you when they used an image you made.
Something like tracing and copying should only be allowed if it is a free source and the original artist was credited too here.
VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well honestly you can trace and highly reference any image you want, you just can't post it without contacting the original artist first or giving credit.

Highly referencing is a great learning tool, It can help you learn how to do things you had trouble figuring out on your own.   
StanHoneyThief Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah true. Well the publishing thing is the thing which makes it eventually critical. When it is for personal use it is not the problem.
And I agree, tracing and referencing helped me with learning to draw proportions better. When I was new on the internet I never heard about crediting and what was correct, what was even legal and some people had to tell me that tracing or referencing and publishing that image without even asking the original artist or give credit it illegal or not ethically correct, so I have put them down again.
By now I luckily do not need to trace something anymore because I have learned from it a lot and can make my own bases and lineart and stuff.
Silentwhisper115 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Student Digital Artist
that's really bad :T 
moopsybear Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
No offense vengeful,

but to those people who didn't know how to trace digital drawings, now know how to.
VengefulSpirits Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not much of a secret there's even tutorials on how to do this on you-tube.   
Lady--Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
Or some people add some effects and then post it as their own :P
AuroraIkia Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think I've traced anything outside of tracing my own work while inking it and paper animating, and I actually don't like how most traced things turn out. I don't understand why people still trace and post it. First of all, anyone can see you took it, and second, it just looks bad anyway. It's like a blatant insult to the artists, eh? I also don't agree with stealing art, as I've had happen to me as well on a few occasions.
EmmyIzawa Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Artist
My art teacher was teaching everyone in my class how to trace. It really made me mad. x-x.
mewhaku Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
That's the thing though- for reference drawing and practice only, tracing can be an important tool for learning line movement and such. Particularly not for characters like this, moreso actual photographs and such.
Not to mention if you're a traditional artist, learning how to use tracing paper for your own sketches is important.

Just don't go posting it online is all. XD; Practice for your own purpose hurts no one!
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