This one is a bit of a double-edged-sword for me. I did this photoshop painting for my girlfriend's neice's 3rd birthday. Due to time constraints I used the eye-dropper tool on the original photo for picking colours. So while I'm happy with the finished painting, I also feel like I cheated which dilutes the satisfaction.
I try not to use the eye-dropper tool as much as possible and pick the colours myself to help improve my colour theory.
So am I a big fat fraud or does the end justify the means? If anybody has any opinion on what I'm talking about, I'd love to hear it.