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How to use photo references step by step

Having troubles with drawing? Here's one way how to use my references and make your life one bit easier!

Step #1 - Download a photo reference

Download the most suitable photo reference from my huge database of more than 25 000 high quality photo references.

Step #2 - Modify the photo

Draw a concept of your character. Start with basic lines and shapes.

Step #3 - Do your magic

My photos can help you as a references for muscles, expressions, dynamic moves etc., but the magic of drawing is up to you.

The Most Downloaded Photo Sets of 2012

#1 - Naomi aiming a revolver

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#2 - Naomi posing with a pistol

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#3 - Nadyia unsheathing katana

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View entire list of the most downloaded photo references

Suggest a pose and I'll shoot it!

If you can't find the photo reference you need in my photo database (impossibru! :D ), you can always tell me what you need and I'll shoot the photo for you no problem :) You can suggest it to me via this form.

Soooo, how can I help you? ^^
Hi all,

we've prepared for you a tutorial based on our photo references. It's written by Michael Grieco - Traditional and digital illustrator from Italy, creator of popular books for kids (Pirati, and more). Enjoy it and hopefully you will find it useful! See a teaser below:

Psylocke (creating a comic character)
You've probably seen my first tutorial on how to draw a famous X-Men character, Colossus. As a second attempt I've picked a Psylocke character from Marvel series.

Also, there's a new free sample from our library - it's a quiet recent photo! Let me know in the comments what you think: Medieval Guard - Guarding pose with sword

Tomas P.

Drawing Made Easy!

Wanna draw stuff like this?

It's easy!

You don't have to draw every part of human body on your own! Muscles, mimics, hand gestures, all of these are pretty hard to draw. But it's much easier using photo references!

Here are some sources of photo references of my own!

Source #1: More than 28 thousand references

Source #2: Artworks, free samples, comic news


Source #3: Useful references for artists

Drawing Wolverine


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Azot2016 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Tomas! ) Do you receive my Note? :)
comicReference Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
Hi, yes I did, I've replied to you :)
CartoonWatch Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
These are so helpful!
comicReference Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016
RamziSaqqar Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Professional Artist
Hey Dear.. You've been featured here: :happybounce: 
comicReference Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
Amazing, thanks for letting us know!
megaener Featured By Owner Edited Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Man this is awesome. How can I support you in a non-monetary way? I'm broke! But I know I'll be making use of your work and I would like to somehow help you in exchange.
comicReference Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Thank you for such a nice words! Share with us your work and we'll reward you!
megaener Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Absolutely. Thank you.
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