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Tutorial 14 Photoref to make the difference by AquaSixio Tutorial 14 Photoref to make the difference by AquaSixio
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Juuuuliet Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
This is extremely helpful, your criativity is so inspiring :) thank you for taking the time to make this!
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MasoudBahal Dec 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful.
Congratulations Dude:)
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:icontallouh:
i used your tutorial for some help... your tutorials explained and clarified a lot of things to me. ty so much for putting the time together to make your tuts fav.me/d6pvc90 (it's kinda silly compared to what you create)
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selenaloong Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a great tutorial!! THank you very much! :D
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:iconluminamaridia:
OhmyGosh thanks so much! So so inspiring! I'm finally getting my project done now. T_T  I was afraid of using references. 
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nyrge Aug 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Freehand drawing purists might want to have a look at this before commenting: neolucida.com/history/
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:iconreddragon666:
Well for as long as I have skimmed through this debate and it's comments relegating tracing to cheating, to stock photos and copyright laws. Here's something many of you may not have considered. Who CARES how art is made? If a person snags a photo from Google of a Olympic Swimmer diving into the water and uses THAT pose for a superhero in flight, does that make this artist a liar and a thief? No.  Also its like this, if people are really going to bitch and whine about wither an artist used a reference or not, and claiming this artist needs to "cite their source." then I guess if the artist lost or deleted their photo; then they would be at the internet for HOURS just trying to find the original photo. There are thousands upon thousands of stock photos based on ONE subject alone. 

People also need to realize this, did anyone ever take a look at an Art book of a video game before? You can't tell me video game concept artists, or comic book artists don't use reference photos. If they can get by with it, so can we. You know why? Because the target audience of those groups are only interested in the final product. 
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bopx Oct 11, 2013  Student General Artist
 No, it doesn't make them a liar or a thief. However, it does demonstrate a poor understanding of the human subject matter and conveys that the artist is not willing to dedicate any real time to understanding human forms.
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:iconreddragon666:
So..what? An artist or game designer has to dedicate more time to study when they are short on time? Suppose you have an important deadline to meet for a big commission; if you spend 100+ hours studying anatomy instead of getting the final product done, the your client's gonna be pissed. I guess an "honest" hard days work of working is better than taking an "easier route". And yes for the record, I have studied anatomy for quite some time but I have also learned that clients don't care how the foundation is constructed, they want the final project now. 
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bopx Oct 12, 2013  Student General Artist
"So..what?"
So...exactly what I said? I wasn't posting an opinion, just reasoning behind certain opinions.

"An artist or game designer has to dedicate more time to study when they are short on time? Suppose you have an important deadline to meet for a big commission; if you spend 100+ hours studying anatomy instead of getting the final product done, the your client's gonna be pissed."
Okay, but real clients only hire people that already have those 100+ hours under their belt. 

"I guess an "honest" hard days work of working is better than taking an "easier route". And yes for the record, I have studied anatomy for quite some time but I have also learned that clients don't care how the foundation is constructed, they want the final project now. "
Tracing is not "easier". It make's it easier to create bad work, but actually understanding what you're drawing makes it easier to draw. Also, I never questioned if you studied anatomy or not? And if you did, you would understand that having a strong foundation knowledge greatly decreases your worktime. It also ensures that you don't have to rely on photographs to get a certain pose. Instead of googling for half an hour for the perfect pose of someone doing anything specific, you can just sketch the gesture you know you want and don't have to rely on the limited information in your reference picture. 

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