Drawing by tracing?

I used to draw a lot (portraits). I did so by tracing a picture while using a raster. Drawing had become something negative for me, because I heard so many negative comments on people who trace. Like "they aren't real artists", "tracing is the worst" etc. What do you think?

  • Tracing is absolutely fine and doesn't make you a bad artist
    Vote A
  • Tracing is okay
    Vote B
  • Tracing is not okay
    Vote C
  • Tracing is cheating and makes you a bad artist
    Vote D
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Most Helpful Guy

  • Tracing is okay but really, tracing is not expected for the drawers who have more skills. Tracing is more of a stepping stone to just starting out drawing.


Most Helpful Girl

  • If your just starting, then it's alright. But try to ditch it as soon as you can. Instead of tracing, try looking at the picture and drawing it without tracing


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What Guys Said 2

  • In all honesty, I do not like tracing or tracers. I can say it can start you off well, but for better drawings, you're going to need to learn to begin on your own.

  • I think it's ok as long as it helps at some point to motivate you to draw more.


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