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How to use a copyrighted image as a reference without copying

closed as unclear what you're asking by Lucian, Ovaryraptor, WELZ, Scott, mayersdesign Jan 29 at 21:00

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    You draw freehand while merely looking at the reference. You don't trace anything. – Scott Jan 29 at 21:05
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Yousef, this is a delicate question to ask in this space, as it has copyright and moral implications too, and in the end, all of us rely on the images we produce for our income.

Please look over these previous questions very carefully and see if they help:

Vectorizing a Skyline

How to manipulate a photograph so that it becomes original artwork?

Can I claim ownership of derivative Illustrations in a book?

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