Tracing. It Needs To Stop NOW.
First off I'd like to say... Just because you can trace a screen shot from your favorite anime, change the hair colour, and say it's your smexy new OC 'Naruta' DOES. NOT. MAKE. IT. ART.
We all know it happens. Thousands upon thousands of Deviations here at DeviantArt are traced, or vectored. And what do those dirty rotten tracing whores get for their thievery? Page views. Thousands, sometimes even millions of page views. But these aren't flame page views as you'd suspect. Nope. These are retards going 'OMG YUR ART IS SO KAWAII!!!^^ All yur haters can go die in fire!'. If you trace you deserve to have haters. And maybe YOU should go die in fire. Okay, I don't mean that, but I hate tracers.
TRACING IS NOT ART. No matter what you say. Sure, it takes a little time and effort to colour and shade that picture over. But only like 10 minutes of effort. Now, if you actually think of the art yourself, take the time to draw it yourself, and shade it yourself, then it's art and you deserve your pa