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Design Essentials for the Motion Media Artist: A Practical Guide to Principles & Techniques, by Angie Taylor
Ch. 1 — Drawing
Don't let your work become too precious.
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The importance of drawing & natural media
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Is it wrong to trace?
"People may tell you that it’s wrong to draw from magazines or photographs, but I don’t agree. Although it’s always preferable to draw from real life, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with copying other images. When I was learning to draw, I regularly copied from magazines and from other artists’ work. If it inspires you, use it."
Taylor A. Design Essentials for the Motion Media Artist: A Practical Guide to Principles & Techniques . Burlington, MA: Focal Press; 2011: 43.
If you're selling yourself as a professional illustrator while tracing all of your work, you're lying. Otherwise, go nuts. Just be careful.
A word on ideas & inspiration: