Tracing? It's a form of 107 section law which is a count of fair use!
First of all tracing doesn't encourage your creativity to became a better artist. Tracing is a big problem of art community and none of tutors form art school told us to trace art. If tracing is a form of fundamental thing they teach you at school, then all professor would told us to trace peoples original art, not to use anatomy books to learn a good anatomy and skills of how to draw animals humans and etc. Tracing is NOT a fundamental technical aspect of art, and it's only useful for cleaning up your own rough sketches (which is also the only acceptable use of tracing within art school). It certainly doesn't help young artists develop their own style -- all they're doing is tracing the lines put down by another artist in THEIR style.
Artists that young don't need to worry about style anyway. In art school, style isn't addressed until toward the end of your junior year and through your senior year, which is when you receive guidance in "finding" your style. Style is something that develops after the basics (or "reality") have been mastered to the point of being able to convincingly bend that reality without completely breaking it, thus forming a new reality with its own set of rules.
When reality is bent to the point of breaking,
that's what is called "crappy anatomy that makes no sense".
Tracing only hinders
creativity, because those who do nothing but trace have never learned how to draw on their own in order to BE creative. They have to have someone else's guidelines
in order to draw anything. It doesn't teach you to expand beyond what you're tracing, and it quickly becomes a crutch for many young artists because of that.
Tracing teaches you nothing but how to follow a line that's directly in front of your pencil to directly recreate it, which is why it's only useful for teaching preschoolers how to write.
That's why eyeball copying is encouraged in the teen years rather than tracing, because that's what still life drawing really is at its source: eyeball copying what's set up in front of you.
Eyeball copying makes the artist look at the form, proportion, spacing, etc., of the image they're looking at in order to correctly reproduce it on their own sheet of paper. It teaches you form, composition, proportion, negative space, anatomy, and basically how to "see" as an artist to transfer what you're looking at through your hand to the paper.
Eyeballing in art school is usually called "master copying", and it's usually done in painting class. The student chooses a master's painting and reproduces it to the best of their ability, because reproducing it makes them explore the meathods that the master used when originally creating the piece, and through exploring and recreating those methods, the student learns those methods.
If you trace
another artist's work in art school, on the other hand, all it does is get you expelled for plagiarism, because that's all it is. Even eyeball copying another artist's work will get you expelled if it's not an exercice in reproduction.
When kids try to learn how to draw by tracing, all they do is stunt their own growth and put themselves behind the usual "curve" of artistic development for their age bracket. That's why it absolutely shouldn't
be taught in art classes past Elementary school.
In 107 section section, doesn't says anywhere that tracing is a form of fair use.
Here's what 107 section actually says:
One of the rights accorded to the owner of copyright is the right to reproduce or to authorize others to reproduce the work in copies or phonorecords. This right is subject to certain limitations found in sections 107 through 118 of the copyright law (title 17, U. S. Code). One of the more important limitations is the doctrine of “fair use.” The doctrine of fair use has developed through a substantial number of court decisions over the years and has been codified in section 107 of the copyright law.
Section 107 contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Section 107 also sets out four factors to be considered in determining whether or not a particular use is fair.
- The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes
- The nature of the copyrighted work
- The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole
- The effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work
When it is impracticable to obtain permission, you should consider avoiding the use of copyrighted material unless you are confident that the doctrine of fair use would apply to the situation. The Copyright Office can neither determine whether a particular use may be considered fair nor advise on possible copyright violations. If there is any doubt, it is advisable to consult an attorney.
Yes. Criticism, commentary, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, parody, and research.
None of those apply to people on this site who trace off of others work and say "I drew this fanart give me praise for my skills!"
Copyright Law is meant to protect original artists and their right to their intellectual property in digital and printed form, so that other people/businesses cannot take their artwork and use it to promote their own products. Why? Because part of Copyright Law, as well as the Fair Use Doctrine, is determining how the original artist is affected by a second party's usage of their work, it doesn't says anywhere that tracing is a form of fair use and it doesn't violate the copyright laws.
In school tracing is a fundamental taught to beginner artist and it helps them form their own style and does encourage creativity!
If somebody told me this, I wouldn't beleive him. Look, you cannot just take a picture of someones art, traced, painted with the way he did it, earse signature on it, put yours and say:Look at my new masterpiece I made.
If that's how it goes, then I should take James Hetfield song "Enter sandman" form Black Album he wrote, erase his signature, put mine and say: I'm the author of the song and the Black album, praise my creativity for music
, no matter he made 23 years ago before my birth. If I would do that, he would sue me for breaking his copyright laws on an album he made, I would be forced to pay a huge commercial damage for violating his copyright laws on album he wrote. Of course, there is nothing wrong with making a fan art /cover/ of song he wrote. To him, it's a huge compliment. Fan art is a legal thing, people love to get fan art of their characters. On that way, you are showing huge respect to artist and his hard work he's been working on. Create art, do not trace it! Tracing won't teach you anything, tracing won't help you to became a better artist. If you want to learn how to draw, to create art, to become popular like your idols. Go to book store, buy anatomy books, it's the only way to learn how to become a better artist. Art school wasn't been made for nothing, they are made for, to people learn how to draw, to practice their skills, to become someone and something. If it's too expensive for you to afford anatomy books, then go to library, pay subscription to become a library member, reserve anatomy books on couple of weeks to learn how to become a better artist. If you are too lazy for that, then use internet. Type "tutorials". Google it, YouTube it, deviantArt it. There are over thousands of tutorials for everything, waiting for you, to teach you and guide you to became a professional artist like your idols that you follow.
I'm just trying to help, but all I see here is making a drama for nothing.
We are not creating a drama here. We are actually trying to help you,
form getting into serious shit!
Not harras you with the rules and advice of what to do and what not to!
Telling that tracing is a form of art, is not an opinion, it's a load of bullshit, a load of huge stupidity and low knowledge you posses in your tiny brain that you hold in your head. If we are trying to help you, that doesn't mean we are cyber bullies. Cyber bullies are people who harass you, humiliate you and embarrassing you, not those who are trying to help you.Someone disagreeing with your opinion and sharing their own, is NOT cyberbulliyng Someone pointing out the facts to you, is NOT cyberbullyingSomeone proving you wrong, is NOT cyberbullyingSomeone not cowering away from your petty insults and name calling, but instead standing UP to you, is NOT cyber bullying. You have no place to even cry about it, when you do that shit.If you can't take the fucking heat, then don't dish it out, then run and cry to admins when it didn't end well for you. Don't be that guy. Nobody likes that guy.
If you make a baww journal, targeting members in it, using anti thief groups to attack someone without good evidence. Buying members by giving them gifts like Lama, watch, fav and other type of spam in hope you will buy them on that way so they can be on your side when you order them to attack someone for not kissing your butt in a form of: CYBERBULLY!!! BAWW!1!1 CYBERBULLY!1!! Then you deserve to be mention it as a little sissy for not agreeing with us when we proved you are wrong!
- Proving our points is not a form of bullying;
- Explaining you that tracing is not a fundamental taught is school is not bullying;
- Treating you like a child which you are, is not a form of bullying;
- Using offends is not bullying either;
- Trying to explain you something is not a from of bully at all!
Tracing is NOT art! Get it trough your head and keep that in your mind for future reference.
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