Yeah. I just happened to see this and remember her journal. It's just sad we have to deal with this stuff in our community, but alas I guess it will never stop. :/ (And if those are traced, wow, they look so professional)
I find a lot of these people in the Naruto fandom. As a fan, it really annoys me that they would take a screenshot and trace over the character. It's disrespectful to Kishimoto Masashi and cannot be considered art, unless they believe theft is "art."
The art style of the person I mean is actually very good. Only that the pictures are over edits of other artworks. I have nothing against editing screenshots for practice, but they shouldn't upload it on deviantart or claim it as theirs. The editor scene on facebook is huge and it's funny how proud thy are about their works....I mean I'm at least aware that editing and base using doesn't make you the best artist .-.
I don't have an issue with base users, I sometimes use them as well for fun or a pose reference. If they aren't willing to learn how to do art without claiming someone else's work as their own, then I find it useless to practice such methods.
I apologize if my comments feel a bit aggressive. They aren't meant to be, but it is hard to convey proper emotion through the internet.