This is in regards to the posts made by WerxOne in the Mercenaries Speed Paint thread.
Photo paintovers are a fine source of learning. I tried them myself once, and was shocked with the colors I came up with. Really made me learn about how rarely skin is actually "skin toned."
However, please don't post these exercises as your own creations. You will eventually be found out. You will lose all credibility. If people actually know who you are, or you are foolish enough to actually put these in your portfolio, you risk being blacklisted from the industry.
This forum is a tight community, as is the industry. Don't jump the gun; if you want it that bad, you'll get there under your own steam eventually.