I'm on my college paper and I've been tasked with making a huge portrait of Trump for the cover. Now I know Shepard Fairey got in a lot of shit for painting over an AP photo of Obama. I really don't have time to sketch up something from scratch so what's the protocol for using someone else's photo as a painting base?
no one gives a fuck, trace away. /ic/ has daily threads complaining about professionals tracing or doing paintovers, and to this day the accused still do it, and still get paid to do it.
no one gives a fuck anymore, if it looks nice who cares.