January 27, 2020 HomeBlogIS TRACING CHEATING in ART? 🎨 When it HURTS & When it HELPS 💪 | Drawing Techniques for Beginners IS TRACING CHEATING in ART? 🎨 When it HURTS & When it HELPS 💪 | Drawing Techniques for Beginners By Herman Swinney Blog 12 Comments Tags:art advice, art supplies, art tutorials, drawing advice, drawing supplies, drawing techniques for beginners, drawing techniques with pencil, drawing tips, drawing tips for beginners, drawing tutorial, hand drawing, hand drawing exercises, how to draw, how to trace, how to transfer a drawing, is tracing bad, is tracing cheating in art, is tracing okay, karen campbell, karen campbell artist, muscle memory drawing, tracing tools for drawing, transfer paper Related Posts Josh Cox – 2012 National Success Story Winner – Anytime Fitness Counting Macros vs Intuitive Eating | IIFYM Diet | Flexible Dieting Extreme Weight Loss: Panda! About Author admin 12 Comments Karen Campbell, Artist 👉Arteza Graphite Transfer Paper (for transfer onto light paper/canvases) http://bit.ly/artezatransferUse Coupon Code KarenCampbell4 at checkout to save 10%!👉Saral White Transfer Paper (for transfer onto dark paper/canvases) https://amzn.to/2NRsTOy January 24, 2020 Reply Elaine Brand Thanks for sharing very helpful 😀 January 24, 2020 Reply Dhaezi Flower Someone once related it to music… when you learn to play an instrument you aren’t expected to compose the music 🎼 you practice other people’s songs until you learn all about the chords and intricacies of music then you can compose your own music. It’s okay to copy or trace others work as long as you aren’t selling it or taking credit. If it’s in your private journal/sketch book fire away! January 24, 2020 Reply Tracy Cooks in Austin interesting to have that conversation, I hesitate tracing my own having that same conversation in my head… I like that you addressed your thoughts 🙂 January 24, 2020 Reply Katie West What about the ethics of using a photo and lightbox to creates a " portrait "I've a relative who creates posters and calendars who does this and passes the images as his own. I think it crosses the line. January 24, 2020 Reply Hindasound Re: Muscle memory: In the Olden Days of push-button, land-line telephones, my fingers "knew" all of my closest contacts better than my conscious mind did! I'd lay my hand on the keypad and think of my sister – and viola! I'd dial her phone number! Neat-o how our brains work! January 24, 2020 Reply Amanda Spence I am a relatively new sub. I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your talents and your generosity in your willingness to share your knowledge with us. The fact that you don’t hesitate to make ‘corrections’ to something you are doing—it is so reassuring to learn that even the professionals sometimes need an erasure! I have purchased at least two of your books and will probably invest in more of them as time goes on. I wish you every success in life! January 24, 2020 Reply Adelia Hammond That was the paper I used when I was a secretary before word processors, computers, photocopiers etc, when typing. A carbon copy. I don’t feel comfortable tracing unless it’s my drawing , that I want to do a different way, I draw all mine freehand. January 25, 2020 Reply Cheryl Claviter This was so helpful. I am still new and building muscle memory is hard. My ovals still look like something out of a science fiction movie!! But I keep going!! January 25, 2020 Reply Elena Sos Isn't it curious how many famous artist in Youtube like Heather Rooney always start with the sketch already done? January 25, 2020 Reply May Loo My best example of using muscle memory is learning to touch type. I have a friend who doesn't like it. I tell him it's all repetition. Doing the same motion over and over again. If I need to trace something, I will use tracing paper. January 25, 2020 Reply Paul Tudor I have concluded in art there are no rules as long as no invasion of copyright is involved. It's the end result which counts.I do not wish to spend hours drawing my own photograph on to watercolour paper.Hence I trace the image onto tracing paper. Then use a light box to transfer the image onto watercolour paper. Plus if my water colouring goes wrong I have not wasted the hours drawing. I just re trace it using the light box. January 27, 2020 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.