For all those people that constantly ask “is using a reference cheating?”
No, it’s not. THEY’RE THERE, USE THEM. Using a reference is not tracing, it’s cool.
Every freaking artist in this world and in the past used references to study how the anatomy of a human works, how an apple looks like and so on. You can’t draw immediately out of no where just because you pretend to be an artist. It’s not magic. It’s hard and long work.
And a little reminder: Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Rafael and many more artists in the renaissance used human references from their daily life to make the master pieces which we know now.