omg that sounds so rough FHFGHF YEE!! copy pasting is rly useful, taking screenshots of your references and pasting it into a diff sai file is useful too so you can have references in the same program~
this is so useful, normally tutorials start like half way when they've already neatened everything and are fully lined and planned. it's nice to know that great art does start a little messy. i've always felt really bad that my drawings start and nothing more than scribbles. and thought i'll never be great at drawing till i can draw perfectly from the get go. but its really great to see each step of development.