For example, let's say I wanted to "illustrate" a certain type of car in Illustrator. The easiest and fastest way would be to find a picture of that car on google, let's say, and trace it with the pen tool. But I know you can run into copyright issues, so would it be best to draw it myself from the picture and then bring it in Illustrator and trace my drawing?
Just free handing straight in Illustrator can be hard for me. But sometimes I find it easier to just trace a picture (I found on google for example) so that the outline is exactly how it is supposed to look.
So what would be the correct/better way to go about this?