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Tracing Stamp by StampBandWagon Tracing Stamp by StampBandWagon
I fucking hate people who get where they are by doing this.

It's just lies.
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En1gMa92 Apr 7, 2014  Student Filmographer
The creator of Ninja Turtles said that it's good to trace when you start because it helps you to learn proportion
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ieelleme Mar 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Tracing as a kid gave me my start, helped me better understand proportions and other properties that I just couldn't grasp at the time.
I shouldn't have to say that claiming traced art is wrong as a disclaimer to this message.
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chana00 Mar 23, 2014   Artist
Its useful. But people should not show it off and claim they made it on their own.
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Ackryllis Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
One time at school we had a drawing competition. I was second and the winner was a girl who traced a pic from a story book. Now I'm forever bitter about it.
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Lyceiris Mar 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
This stamp is true...the thing that sucks is the fact that no matter how much you try to stop tracers...more of them just pop up...
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caramellique Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
there's this obnoxious girl in my class who says "look what i drew, look what i drew!!" but only draws pictures off the internet she has memorized thoroughly. it annoys the crap out of me. i draw totally unreference, untraced drawings and only my friends care, but when she draws something, the entire class is like "woe amg yer su amazze su machh bettr den rebecca lol".
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Jenxie13 Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

People think its artistic?

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Paleclaw Jan 28, 2014  Student General Artist
I think some clarification is needed here.

Tracing and taking credit for the image is completely wrong, no questions there. Tracing and posting, but clearly giving credit to the original image, I don't see the point but I don't really see a problem with it unless the original artist is against it.

Tracing and not posting anywhere can be a fantastic way to learn though. There's nothing pathetic about it and people shouldn't be shamed for it. The only people who should be shamed for tracing is art thieves. Tracing itself isn't wrong, taking credit for someone else's work is. And I think it's wrong to generalize and say all tracing is "pathetic."
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Sparky-the-Scraggy Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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I agree with this one hundred percent.
Tracing can help people occasionally as long as they don't claim the art as their own original work, or anything like that, then they're totally fine.
They don't even need to post it online anywhere, just tracing at home and then throwing the page away when they finish the trace and whatever they do.
Honestly, I don't know how people learn from tracing, but I understand that it's possible..
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Arkare Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS.
Exactly. You can learn from tracing, and tracing is not bad. However, tracing without permission is bad.
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