I recently began using xps models as """reference""" what I would do is take a snap and then get thin paper and draw over it.
I keep debating with myself if it's the right thing to do.
I could draw everything I pose this way on my own but it would take me longer, which leads me to think that I should maybe focus on getting faster since most highly skilled artists would loose time if they had to pose.
But the other side of me argues that the end result is the only thing that should count and how you get there is irrelevant when you pose it yourself.
So my bad side argues that the creative input is there and the result is good while my good side argues that others can do it without this stuff, I'm conflicted.
Furthermore I keep doing the thing I don't like, I draw fanart of various different character when I want to get into character concept stuff and I know I can do it eventually but fanart is so much easier.