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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,

few weeks back we've announced a small contest for you to submit your work that you've done based on our references. We've received around 20 very good artworks and to be pick the best ones was really difficult, but we believe that we made a right choice! The winners will be rewarded with a nasty package of exclusive photos and their pics will be in our official website gallery!

Here are the best picks:

Cyberpunk Animation Test by RobShields

Alita battle angel by 2di

YASUO The Unforgiven by anjolendario

Thank you all very much for your submissions!

We'll contact the winners shortly.

Tomas P.
Original post regarding the contest is here:
Used our reference? Show us and get rewarded!

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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animanga--fanaticism Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Student Filmographer
Hey! Just checked out your stock gallery - AMAZING.
I'm wondering what the rules are for commercial use on one of your free images? Like if I use one of the free images from here on deviant art can I use it for an artwork I want to sell? Let me know!
And again, awesome work! Really useful stuff.
Edouar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I love your page
Kartoffel83 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used you Stock here:
Civil War is coming ... by Kartoffel83
comicReference Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Nice one, thanks for sharing it with us!
sirpsychosexy8 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
AnikiJaiman Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student Filmographer
Hello guys! These photographies are amazing. I am planning to use one of them for reference for an exhibition. Do I have your permission?
comicReference Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Sure, go for it!
AnikiJaiman Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thank you!!

indie420 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you for all of these beautiful references. You're awesome! 
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