I don't think it matters what anyone says. You can't limit yourself to what you shouldn't draw, because it is just practice, and without practice you will not learn. Do what it takes to learn and until you start working for a living as an artist, then what you claim better be your own.
i didn't have a pen tab when i started drawing, so i used to draw anime (not trace) by looking at images/magazines/books etc...and use a scanner to put them on my pc... but now i draw my own thanks for the advice "*Rovanna" and "~IncandescentInsanity" i feared it might be a bigger question than i thought
Did you mean you traced them, or drew then yourself but copied them? You say 'used to'. Does that mean you have more recent art? It's probably better to just post your newer original stuff, people will probably find it more interesting.