Tracing is a Great Way to Learn to Draw #shorts

Tracing is a great way to get better at art. One thing. Just be careful, posting art that you copied online is a bad idea, this is for learning. Here is what I would suggest. Start off with the piece of art you like. Either put a piece of paper over it or if you’re drawing digitally reduce the opacity and trace the line art.




  • I don't trace because there's this pride of mine that it won't let myself to, but I used reference. I am good when there's reference but without it my drawings feels off only in details and outfits...just sharing..

    Maple 1010Maple 10103 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think something people often get wrong about tracing is that: when you don't take credit for it, it's not considered wrong. It's actually great for practice, so long as you don't pretend you made it, it's completely acceptable.

    I'm KassI'm Kass24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Let’s be honest, we all traced once

    H E L L O S I SH E L L O S I S25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • this video helped me so much!!! i always felt really bad tracing art

    arthurarthur25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 😍

    KFSMYRHoomZVHoom FatehahKFSMYRHoomZVHoom Fatehah26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ALOGNsemqw ❤️ KFSMYRDHoom Ma hfgt I'm 💜

    KFSMYRHoomZVHoom FatehahKFSMYRHoomZVHoom Fatehah26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I do this all the time! I trace it as a reference to get a sense for the line art and shapes

    TianshiTianshi26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Me sitting around wondering why my hand wont draw good

    Obito UchihaObito Uchiha27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is what I want to explain to tracers

    - Valloryn -- Valloryn -27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I dont even think of tracing art 👁👄👁

    Cc the DrawingCc the Drawing27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • If I do it my self it will be bad very bad 😔......

  • Hey! I am an artist(or at least i want to be) but am not sure how to get started. I draw with pencil but no one gets to see my creations. Anyone wanna help a friend and give me advice?

    Gabriel DoehlerGabriel Doehler28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Basic💫 in drawing

    lubie Animowaclubie Animowac29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ;-;

    lubie Animowaclubie Animowac29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is true, but don't trace other people's art and post it on the internet saying that it's yours. it's annoying and we work hard on our art.

    Kittenturtule_the_potatoKittenturtule_the_potato29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ok so I don’t normally trace but if I copy an image and redraw it does my art improve?

    spite memespite meme29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This isn't super relevant but "good artists copy, great artists steal"

    Anthony StameyAnthony Stamey29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Not only tracing, it is also useful to copy from a screen or a book to improve the strokes that you make with the pencil and prevent hard edged lines

    Ayon MontoyaAyon Montoya29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Throughout my journey on learning art, i tried this and thought it was terrible. For me, i found it was best to learn by never tracing and instead draw what you see by reference and compare your mistakes to what the original looks like. The only time i ever found it useful to trace over a drawing was to not directly trace, but instead put a new layer over a pose (digital), and break the pose down into simple shapes to learn how the figure moves. Tracing has never helped me at all, personally. Not trying to say the advice in the video is bad, but just giving my own input based on my experiences.

    RhuhnzRhuhnz29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What is the name of this app?

    Hacker_ Armee-06Hacker_ Armee-0629 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • In school I learned that I had the ability to trace by eye. I can look at very simple drawings and just translate it onto paper. Did it once with a drawing of the Flash

    Ben FletcherBen Fletcher29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I used tracing to cheat on art class and have good grades lmao

    Tea LipeTea Lipeหลายเดือนก่อน
  • This is how i learned (never posted traced art ofc)

    Dr Doge LennysonDr Doge Lennysonหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Some time I trace so I can make coloring pages, I usually do it so I can practice shading

  • I would suggest that to:* people in the comments* to use there own photos/things around there house

    Cute bunny 123Cute bunny 123หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Wow My friend Said It Was Cheating BUT I’m Like It’s Not And Now I Know And It’s Annoying Cause She Won’t Believe Me!

    Jennifer RupertJennifer Rupertหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I need to know the name of the app!!!!

    Aisha RguiegAisha Rguiegหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I have been drawing for nearly 30 years now and I still trace from time to time. It's great to get into the mind of the artist. Why did they draw in this way? Why choose these lines? How could they be made better? To be a complete artist, you need to copy peoples best work. Never publish it though.

    Chris TurnerChris Turnerหลายเดือนก่อน
  • What ipad is this i need to get one

    Fildelfo quirozFildelfo quirozหลายเดือนก่อน
  • This is why I can draw what I see except I never really traced anything

  • Thx for teaching me👌

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  • Im really insecure about tracing because i feel like im stealing people's art. I try so hard to be original

    Athena Louise3120Athena Louise3120หลายเดือนก่อน
  • It's fine to trace to learn but don't trace and then post it like it is your art.

    The Earth is NOT FLATThe Earth is NOT FLATหลายเดือนก่อน
  • This is exactly my point on why grids are still real art (in reference to physical art). It makes me quite angry when young learners or even older beginners are shunned for using grids as a tool, it helps you learn proportions and for me was a huge step in my drawing journey

    Brooke WilliamsBrooke Williamsหลายเดือนก่อน
  • What is this app name?? Pls anyone tell 🙏🙏

    Sweet devil gamingSweet devil gamingหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Butch Hartman: where’s my notepad

  • No it's not it's ctrl c ctrl v

    Az prosAz prosหลายเดือนก่อน
  • youtube tracers: ✍ yup ✍ uh huh ✍ got that ✍

    Trucker 298Trucker 298หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Tracing and stealing are two different things

  • What is the app you use to do this

    Dominic Uzimaki buttDominic Uzimaki buttหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Laughs in android

  • I like to trace human anatomy and practice drawing it myself, I have a specific way of drawing where my characters, they are frequently moving and it’s very hard to draw. The character I have on my pfp is a character I created and she’s always slumped over, so tracing was one way I learned how to draw different poses. As the video said though, don’t trace and post the traced artwork without credit. And I just wanted to share this little story to show that tracing isn’t always a bad thing (unless you claim the artwork is yours).

    Pandora_ GamesPandora_ Gamesหลายเดือนก่อน
  • This one time I tried to trace a dream fanart from reddit it took me 3 hours but it felt really bad as if I'm doing plagrism to the drawing even though I mentioned the acctual person who did it so yeah this helped me thanks :D

    John PaulJohn Paulหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Drawing in paper?

    Xx MAGMA QXx MAGMA Qหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Me tht been doing this training since I was 4: Amateur Me now: huh? When the last time I do this kind of thing.

    Hariz TajuddinHariz Tajuddinหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thanks man

    Julyanna HernandezJulyanna Hernandezหลายเดือนก่อน
  • What is that table called I really want one

    Leon WattsLeon Wattsหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I also traced like 2 years ago when I first started digital art coz I didn't know any better but hey it certainly helped me

  • What tablet is that if it is one?

    a ca cหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I mean tracing

    Mr. funny manMr. funny manหลายเดือนก่อน
  • No its not because if u trace u will think it is easier that way but your just makeing it harder on yourself. If you look at a picture and draw it sure you might mess up but everyone makes mistakes. My point is you'll get no where tracking the more you practice with out tracking the better you'll get at drawing.

    Mr. funny manMr. funny manหลายเดือนก่อน
  • What app is this

    pandapoh172 vlogs and gamingpandapoh172 vlogs and gamingหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Yeah I had to learn it the hard way I traced something and then posted it on discord and then got abused for doing it

    Todoroki 4KTodoroki 4Kหลายเดือนก่อน
  • That's what most people don't understand when it comes to drawing, on instagram

    Wismyname ?Wismyname ?หลายเดือนก่อน
  • What do u use to draw in ire Vida ?

    Lönn KrugerLönn Krugerหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Trace for learning, But don't share and steal what you have traced❗❗❗

    strawberry pimpstrawberry pimpหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Thanks for the tip I I didn't think about this way! 👍

    Jon 2.0Jon 2.0หลายเดือนก่อน
  • honestly when I draw I like to trace pictures of myself and such for poses as a stylistic choice rather than a learning option

  • This is helpful. Thanks!

    Ben RitterBen Ritterหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Tracing is fine as long as you don’t post it or claim it’s yours

    Molly 123Molly 123หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I did that with Bowser and it turned out horribly when I used it as a reference...

  • Sorry, but what app are you using?

    The KnownThe Knownหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I feel like there should be an asterisk in the title because tracing does help you get started in drawing, it doesn't really help you improve your observation skills except in specific situations.

    Trinh TranTrinh Tranหลายเดือนก่อน
  • What app is that?

  • i was always told tracing was bad and you “weren’t a real artist” if you did trace. then, when i reached highschool my grade 9 art teacher said that it’s alright to trace. now, my grade 10 art teacher is saying tracing isn’t allowed in her class. i had traced one thing (it wasn’t even someone’s drawing, it was a real animal because i don’t know how to draw animals) and she got mad saying tracing was unacceptable- like ma’am

  • This man is my new art teacher

    s u n n y r a i ns u n n y r a i nหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Im really bad at colouring please make a video on it😭

    Paban BiswasPaban Biswasหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Tablet model?

    Sergey NaumovSergey Naumovหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I don't think tracing is a good way to learn. It won't teach you how to form the image from the mind and how to gain the nessary skills on how the body works ect.... You would only teach on how to copy over a line by a guide. I traced for years or eye balled when I was a kid. It has never taught me how to draw properly or have any understanding of the basics. When I went for school for art they have never mentioned tracing is for learning. Doing it properly would save the artist years for skills then tracing. I don't know any art schools would even recommend tracing.

    Sara SmithSara Smithหลายเดือนก่อน
  • ❗️❤️❗️❤️❗️❤️❗️❤️❗️❤️❗️❤️❗️ *THANK YOU • THANK YOU • THANK YOU* *I knew there was a way one could learn from tracing but when my daughter asked me, I didn’t know what to say! I figured it might have to do with muscle memory but NOW that you just explained this 2nd step it makes so much more sense!* *I always loved drawing when I was younger but I haven’t done it in years. I started learning Procreate through Skillshare but it’s TH-vision video’s from people like YOU that help me the most!!!* 👍❤️❗️🥰💋 *YES!!!* *THANK YOU!!* ❤️🤪❤️🤪❤️🤪❤️🤪❤️🤪❤️🤪❤️🤪

    Artisan ShrewArtisan Shrewหลายเดือนก่อน
Tracing is a Great Way to Learn to Draw #shorts