This saddens me, Deviantart is becoming more and more like photobucket and image search engine... D:
Gives me another reason why I love browsing MORE in pixiv than in here... orz
I was looking for cool One Piece fanarts here in DA, but most of them are traced arts copied straight from PIXIV as well. D:
How can you learn to draw if you always trace huh?? D:<
I can't believe I'm saying this but drawing is passion! Where's the emotion and feeling if you just trace what you draw?
In my opinion, there is no perfect art. Everyone has their own styles, and they excel in their own. If you have ONE favorite artist you admire most, I think you should try to follow and surpass him. In that way you can see how your skills will grow...
I admit, most of the time I feel depressed because I think I'm not improving at all! I keep on drawing and drawing but I feel nothing's happening. But when I read one part in a manga, the Hero said "instead of moping and whining there the whole time, you should stand up and work harder!" woah. that hit me so hard. XD
If you like the arts in Pixiv so much, PLEASE DON'T TRACE THEM. D:
Make them as your inspiration.