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CottonCandyDreamer Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I only trace when it's the first time I've ever drawn the character, and I'm learning how to draw them. I would NEVER put a traced picture on a public website, though.
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AFTHERION-is-awesome Featured By Owner May 9, 2017
what is tracing?
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:iconstephaniequarz:
StephanieQuarz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017   Digital Artist
*Cough* NinaTheDetermined *cough*
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NinjaWoodpeckers91 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't do tracing.
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Shereshay Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Tracing someone's art and then posting it as your own IS pathetic. However, when tracing to learn or get the feel of something for practice is okay. Even Vincent Van Gogh did a lot of tracing before his work improved.
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Lambity Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tracing is an excellent way to learn (for example, tracing master works or photos), but for the purpose of making a piece you plan to call your own creation, yeah, it's not very wise.
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TheHolyBagel Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I trace with plastic things to make perfect block letters, but I'm pretty sure they are asking for it..... It was called "Trace-Me! Block letter kit"
xD
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thriftstop Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
lol so what are your thoughts on bases?
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xXSilentSouls Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone in my school accused me of tracing about a year ago when I was already going through some tough shit
They told me this for over a month
And they don't understand why I hate them now. Pffft.
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Wonderland-Rebel Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015   General Artist
Tracing is pathetic, especially when people try and pass it off as art. People should try to draw themselves rather than trace. I remember tracing when I was under the age of ten but even then I knew the difference between a traced picture and my own actual art. I only traced once or twice though.
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Tasty-Liquorice Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist
using~
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TsukiyamaTheTrashCan Featured By Owner Edited Jul 2, 2015  Student General Artist
ddepending what you mean by tracing. The normal what most of us think is legit copying someone else's work. Which yes, I hate that too. But in making comics or manga, tracing can be used for your own advantage. Like, drawing the same background in a different frame. ((Im meaning your own art btw x'D sorry if it got confusing)) But I agree what most people do with tracing is pathetic cause most of its art theft. Its immature too. Like years ago I traced but I mean kindergarten is understandable xD So well that was just my input on it :) no hate just saying my opinion on tracing :3
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xMidnightDayDreamsx Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, oh my gosh~!! 
using!
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OolimenoteoO Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
used
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tabbytigers Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
i nearly threw up,, last year i walked into another grade and everyone was tracing people's images from the screen
it's fking STUPID
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HorsePonyGal Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Everyone in my class does this too, and then they look at mine and they're like 'oh my god, how did you learn to draw'

I actually taught myself and didn't redraw what someone else did -_-
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Cleverpelt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everyone in my class does this holy shit.
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VerticalGhost Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember once I did this drawing contest, the kids didn't like me so they didn't let me in BUT, they said no tracing, the winner traced.

//aka why i hate tracing
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Manga-Dreamz1117 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Student Artist
I can see how you would look at something for a reference but tracing is sad and it's basicly art-theft. I agree with you.
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Jonou Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i do trace sometimes. im sorry.
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colorfulpotatoes Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
So true. It's basically copying someone else's art :/
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I-Am-A-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, tracing. That's how I became a bit of an artist as a child. I trace, memorize, then make my own style. Nowadays I despise tracing and claiming.
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ReyaPersia Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2014
My friend and I traced things when we were in elementary school and sold them for fake currency to our classmates ;-; Hey, at least I didn't post them online. I was 9, dang it. The joke, though, is that now she's an amazing artist and I feel like a potato.
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GayAlbinoRobot Featured By Owner Edited Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pictures may be horrible, but at least I don't have to trace to make them.
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Snap-Chip-Clip Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So many people in my class trace pictures and come into the classroom amazing people with their "art". It really gets on my nerves, because other kids think they're brilliant amazing artists, when their pictures were CLEARLY traced.
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Ruriko-Tanaki Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
supporting
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StampBandWagon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
aw, thank you c:
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OdeToMiniatures Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The MLP traces are just a SHAME! :stare:
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StampBandWagon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
I didnt even know that was a thing D:
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OdeToMiniatures Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It is...
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StampBandWagon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
...I'm scared ;~;
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OdeToMiniatures Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Don't worry, they wont bite. XD
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StampBandWagon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
.........yet. o_O
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OdeToMiniatures Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
XD
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RiverStar-DoctorWho Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
How do I put this on my Deviant ID?
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Rose150 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tracing is fine, but not when someone traces something and claim that they drew it.
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tabbytigers Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
tracing is fine, just burn it once your done.
it's not right.
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Th1ef-of-M1nd Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Tracing is fine, just don't post it anywhere and claim it.
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monsterous-party Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
um, how is tracing fine?
there not even actually drawing the picture, there copying the other persons (and yes every picture HAS to have been made by someone or it wouldnt even exist)
and then changing it slightly or just downright keeping it the same which is worse
it isnt art, there's no way it could be considered art
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Arannatist Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hence the
"but not when someone claims they drew it"
they are giving credit to the original drawing, it's not "stealing the other persons idea"
some of the best artists in the world learn from tracing, every artist has a tracing stage, later on they don't need to use references anymore because from tracing, they know where to put the lines and etc. 
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monsterous-party Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
how is tracing teaching you anything about art?
iv never traced anything in my life :/
and actual art is usally now just making the lines and knowing where to put them like you said, people usually use some sort of process like shapes or ovals and guidelines to help them shape out the picture,there is literially no way tracing is art, tracing is copying ehat someone else drew, changing a few things like colors/hair/etc and posting it, it dosent matter if you give credit to you or not, it dose not hone there skills, theres plenty of people who can teach others, or sites or examples.
the only reason that i could think someone would want to back this up is if 1.they trace things
or they have done it before,theres is no way that tracing could be considered art,and could you PLEASE refrain from talking to me again, it would be much appreciated if you wouldnt ruin my day like you did now
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Arannatist Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how did i ruin your day by saying tracing isn't that bad?? your either just really sensitive and trying to be silly or
your that desperate to try and insult me.

just to clarify things, i have never actually ever traced either. but i know of brilliant artists who have learned from tracing and learnt to adapt to their own style through tracing. please have an understanding of what the hell i'm talking about after reading that massive paragraph below, thanks.

also fyi i never actually said tracing is proper art, but people later on develop their own drawing style from tracing and no longer need to use references like that.
nah, i'm not gonna refrain from talking to you. if you don't want to talk to me just block me. i won't be mad, just gives me more free time to do stuff that i like and not have to sit here and educate basic knowledge to people like you <3

it's not really rocket science, when your young (i'm talking about when your like 6 or 7), your naive and don't know where to start. then you go on google and find some stupid cat cartoon, you trace it and then show it to your mum or whatever, now, are you going to walk up to that 6 year old and shout at it for tracing it and accusing that they don't know anything about art and they should use some complicated method of shapes and stuff? if you have any decency, no you wouldn't. tracing when your over 13 is pretty stupid i'd admit, but i'm talking about when you're young.
then when your like 10+ you start to draw your own things, you've now become a good artist because you have learnt from tracing, you have also learnt that it is wrong, but even so, it has helped you in your artistic journey. you've compared your art to others and improved on it by tracing small bits like a nuzzle to check that the anatomy's correct on yours and from that your now painting mona lisas.
it's a bit exaggerated, but you get the idea. you might trace when your younger and learn from it later on in life.
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kiwalai Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a REALLY late reply, but, kudos to you.
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monsterous-party Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
im not even going to read this, oh my god
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Arannatist Featured By Owner Edited Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is that it? that's all you have to say? seriously, I write out a well-written reply and all you can reply with is "not going to read this"
oh well, it just goes to show that I've won the argument
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monsterous-party Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
wow
can you stop now please
if you dont agree with a stamp can you next not post about it being wrong, i actually agreed with the stamp so its why i commented, its kind of sad you care about "winning the argument". I honestly dont expect you to understand but im going through a pretty hard time right now and you saying things like this and typing like a 2 paragraph comment isn't helping, now i know your going to probably make some sort of huge "AHA" but honestly i dont care anymore, if you knew me youd know how many things im going through.
sorry that i wasted your time, actually in fact you can insult me more, do it, its not like i havent heard it before,how about one of those good "your fat ugly and stupid and iv won this argument"
just get it over with
i dont care anymore
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Our-September-Rain Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree!
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Karieann Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student General Artist
I support tracing only if the tracer is tracing a picture taken by the tracer. Many artists actually trace things.
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patchy-fan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
To be honest...I used to do that when i was younger but I didn't have a deviant art account nor my own computer at the time. It's still on my grandma's computer and... looking back at it... I felt silly :iconummplz:
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Maolite Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I fill in lineart but at least I actually make up a design by myself. I know that using lineart is for newbs in the art community but I sculpt. And you would be surprised on how much better play-doh is than those fancy clay brands. 
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