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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 there my fellow watchers,
Christmas is almost here and for this occasion I've prepared a Christmas contest for you :)

What's the deal?

The top prize is an awesome X-Men watch and an access for one year to my entire photo stock site (, and 2 runners up will be rewarded with an access for 6 and 3 months. Pretty sweet, right?

What should I do?

All you need to do is to show your imagination, creativity, and artistic skills. Using one of 35 000 photos from my stock, draw an artwork based on any X-Men character(s) (from 1963 up to now) in a Christmas theme. Don't have an access to my photos, yet? Then download this free package of 20 selected references. You’re not limited to use only one photo reference, you can even combine them! Thinking of Wolverine dressed as a Santa? Go for it! 

What are the prizes?

3 best artworks will be rewarded with these sweet prizes:

#1 - One year membership + awesome X-men watch (image bellow)

#2 - 6 months membership

#3 - 3 months membership

Look at these X-men watch, you know you want it :)


  • Topic: Draw any of the X-Men characters in a Christmas theme using the attached comic references (or any from our stock if you are a subscriber)
  • 1st Place Prize: The X-Men Symbol Black Watch + 1 Year Full Subscription at Comic Reference Website
  • 2nd Place Prize: 6 Months Full Subscription at our Comic Reference Website
  • 3rd Place Prize: 3 Months Full Subscription at our Comic Reference Website
  • Deadline: 31st December 2014
  • Submit to: (subject: X-Men Xmas contest)
  • Resolution: at least 1280x800px
  • Format: JPG or PNG
  • Size: less than 15MB
  • Everyone can participate, even our existing subscribers!
  • If possible, attach a thumbnail of the original photo from our comic site that you have used to create your artwork.
  • Results of the contest will be announced during January 2015 (our team will pick the best ones).
  • Note: Thanks to our super powers watch can be shipped worldwide :)

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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HM-Dragon-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad I found your page! Great references! Thank you! :)
comicReference Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Thank you! Once you create some nice work based on our references, let us know!
HM-Dragon-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I will! :)
Spihon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Artist
Merry Christmas
comicReference Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Thank you, all the best in 2015! (sorry for late reply, had a busy xmas time :) )
Spihon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student Artist
artangel-demon Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Hello yes I need these plz

Gah!! Where have these been my whole life?!! Thank you thank you for existing!!
comicReference Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Thanks! Btw don't forget to participate in our Xmas contest and win an amazing X-Men watch :)
artangel-demon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student General Artist
:D will do! :iconlachoirplz:
MorganaVasconcelos Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014   Digital Artist
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Thank you dear :iconominouswatchplz: 

Very much,much,much appreciated   Heart Emoticon by Weapons-Expert-Cool
..Star!.. have a very Colorful day Tomas ..Star!..
MUCH LVE 4U  Love 4U by MorganaVasconcelos  .. *huuuuuuuuge hug* Hug 
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