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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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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? ^^
Dear watchers,

we have a big photo-shooting coming in few days and as we try to listen to you as much as possible we want to hear from you what poses are you looking for and we will make it happen!

Unleash your creativity and let us know in the comments which poses are you looking for or dying to get!

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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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.
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.
comicReference Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015

thanks for nice feedback! Regarding the commercial use you are free to use any of the photos available under our comicReference account here on DeviantArt. Please make sure that you will share with us your final work! For more references, we recommend looking at our site photo-reference-for-comic-arti… and applying for a commercial membership ;)
Edouar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I love your page
comicReference Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
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