So I am a fan of destiny, cartoons, and overall drawing. I was wondering, is it considered, I guess you would call it cheating, if i was looking at a picture and drawing it while I was looking at it. IM NOT TALKING ABOUT TRACING, JUST LOOKING AT IT WHILE I TRY TO DRAW IT! Plz answer this question and please be nice. I'm a good sketcher (I think considering I won third place in the whole state of North Carolina on the "Duck Stamp Contest" at the age of seven). Also if you could help me with how to shade in sketching. I'll say it again PLEASE PLEASED PLEASE BE NICE AND PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS QUESTION! thank you so much for your time and have a wonderfully great life.
Keep being amazing
I would say no it's not cheating as long as you are not actually tracing the thing you are drawing. People learn how to do things in deferent ways and that happens to be yours. Congrats on placing 3rd. I myself was accepted into art school, just didn't have the cash to do it, wish I had went. I was told I draw Garfield better than Jim Davis. Keep up the good work and keep practicing your skill.