Can you trace with normal paper? Both the original image and your fresh sheet of paper must be thin enough to allow light to shine through, otherwise you won’t be able to see the lines of the original image to trace them. Regular copy paper, notebook paper and some art papers are thin enough to allow light through.
Is tracing cheating in drawing? When, if ever, is it acceptable to trace your art? Tracing images is cheating only if you set out to deceive. For most artists, tracing art is a means to an end, merely a shortcut to an outcome. Tracing has been used by artists for centuries to save time and money.
Is it OK to trace a sketch? If you have developed your drawing skills and have the ability to draw the subject accurately, then tracing ultimately doesn’t affect the resulting work. Be cautious that tracing does not become a “crutch”. Reserve it for subjects that require the upmost accuracy.
Is it still art if you trace? And is tracing considered art? A tracing of an artwork is not considered art because it is not original and requires no artistic skill. Tracing is an artistic tool used to practice drawing skills or transfer images onto a canvas or wall. Selling a traced artwork by another artist is an illegal copyright violation.