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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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RitadeCassia Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
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theArtOfsoma Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
I used your stock here, thanks for the great image!…
comicReference Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Good one. Thanks for letting us know! ;)
theArtOfsoma Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Thanks! :)
Alphanza1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot for watching me!

More art will be coming. I promise. I am a dummy!
comicReference Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Cheers, looking forward to it!
Cogitae Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student
I can't find the rules for using your stock, where can I get informed?
comicReference Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
You can read all about it under our FAQ: photo-reference-for-comic-arti…
comicReference Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Thank you all for such kind words, you are the best! Thanks to you I'm even more determined to inspire you by my photos.
charligal-stock Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Your stock rocks!
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