"Sooooooooo...because of all this, I can't understand why someone would say
they never use former student artwork as examples."
I completely agree with you Bunki but I've heard it argued that one should
only draw a tree by looking at a real tree and that one shouldn't draw
ANYTHING unless they have the actual thing in front of them. I don't agree
with this. I believe it's ok to use photographs and art work as references
as long as you don't try to make an exact copy.