I copied this from a photo on wikipedia. What’s the point of copying things from photos?
1. It forces you to look at the photo much more closely than you would otherwise, helping you remember what stuff looks like.
2. It gives you lots of practice in rendering a range of tonal values in whatever medium you’re using.
3. It gives you a simpllified, stylised image, compared to the original photo, which is handy if you’re then going to go and do something else with it like incorporating it into a finished illustration or osmething.
Okay, but what’s the point of posting drawings from photos on social media?
1. I don’t know.