hi! i used to use a grid when i first started drawing. it’s very helpful to keep good proportions. if you’re a beginner, then i advise you to start using grid and with time you’ll create your own sense of proportions and you will no longer need a grid. this is what i did. also i don’t trace any thing when drawing, i do all by myself.
another thing that could be helpful with keeping good proportions, especially when drawing a face, is measuring. for example, the space between eyes is usually the length of one eye (depends on the photo though). so if you draw an eye first, then you measure it and leave a blank space with the same length and there you start the other eye. i’m not really good at explaining, so here’s an example photo:
you can use this method also to draw other stuff.
hope i helped a little x
i don’t really know how to answer this. thank you? ok? then try? i guess all would work