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For phone games, can my own sketches of a copyrighted image avoid my own downfall?

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Hi
Is Taylor Swift a ruthless legal vulture with Indiana Jones - Temple of Doom fiery-ruby eyes?

just kidding :)

In my phone game, I'd like to have pics/icons of everyday objects (sketches) in scenes for a points collection aspect. (and for level advancements)

If I do my own black and white sketches from images I find of Taylor Swift, or Metallica or Jimi Hendrix, or even an elephant, television, car, or an outline of Bolivia, cobweb..

What legal nightmares might I be heading into? Are original outlines of copyrighted images, or close interpretations (my own outlines) of them a path to the guillotine?
Is there a good way in photoshop to generate an amazingly creative approximation of a picture?

For an elephant, I might want icons something like this :

elephant icon
or of Jimi

Jimi Hendrix icon
or Taylor

taylor.jpg
Thanks
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