Now I know this is a very serious topic to a lot of people, So That's why I want you (Before I get into this entire thing) to know that this whole journal is just my opinion personally, If agree with something That I state in here, Good for you! I'm glad you liked it! If you don't, Please Do not spam Hate In the comments about your opinion, Unless it is criticism On the way this Journal Was written. You Welcome
Now bases, Bases are traced or drawn blank images of poses in different fandoms, The most Common area were bases Exist is MLP.
Now I'm Not saying bases are tracing, Though they are very VERY Simular, In many areas they are not, Considering with Bases they are a commonly used thing for beginners in art, And Eventually those base users do move out of that phase, As For Tracers they are commonly known for not crediting the original image or growing out of it.
In my opinion, bases should ONLY be used for breedable's, gatchas, Adoptables, References, character design, and References.
Making an art piece once and a while for practice is also okay, But if posted it should only be posted for criticising reasons only.
So Yeah, That's just my opinion.