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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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comicReference Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
wow, that's awesome! he looks even more scary than in the original photo! good work
Kartoffel83 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much. :)
Veni-Scripsi-Vici Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! :D
AeronDust Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
I'm more of a comic fan and have only just started getting into doing my own in this style. Your resources are really useful, thanks so much!
xxxacidrainxxx Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just WOW all i can say :))
JokesterSloth Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the references, I will probably use most of them! Keep it up!
UNlucky0013 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Artist
you know, i normally hate using references for my comic pieces, but seeing these actually makes me want to use them for my upcoming projects, as well as make my own. thanks for the inspiration dude! 
Ratatman Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Holly molly!!! How I cuold living without your amazing stock!!!!   SO GREAT!!!!  :D
MondoArt Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good sir, you are most undoubtedly one of the most helpful person I've met here!
thank you for all the wonderful reference photos! :)
comicReference Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Thank you for such nice words! I always appreciate, when people found my pics useful.
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