This is following on from the previous journal: A response to Tumblr
I know I've done wrong in drawing other artist's work.
And yes, there's been times where I've traced. I'm not proud of it, and never will be. Though there really is some where I haven't traced, 100% genuine...but again that's still as bad since it's copying.I always am struggling to find my own style, it's an ongoing process but I've never been confident in showing it off to anyone, so I tend to draw what I'm looking at.
When I was pretty young, I had this little diary/notepad book which was only about 5-6 inches tall and it had a full body shot of Bugs Bunny on the front, and I drew him onto A4 just from looking at him as I drew but keeping the proportions right, and it's actually uploaded on here.That was just something I was able to do. So when it came to me first starting out here on dA. I dropped doing that, wanting to draw properly without looking at anything, and it started ok, but it quickly dwindled and I only felt comfortable drawing again by doing what I did before, by looking at source pics and drawing them on a different scale. So yes, all this time I've lost sight of what I've wanted to do on here and have my own style, and explains the sudden increase in quality...and of course the times I've traced.I can't apologise enough to everyone here or is visiting because of all this, but especially the artists of the source pics.But from now, I promise to do everything now in my own style, even if it means starting right back at stick-figures and building up from that to find it.