Monday, 22 April 2013

PhotoReference Can't Be Bad

The older I am, the more I wonder why did I resist the use of photos for the reference..?
Could it be the youthful pride that 'I don't want crutches if I can walk' or fear that I might become 'too dependant on documentation'..?
Or, is it plain lazyness?

This is the gorgeous Denise Masino - - and on this link you can find the photo referenced for this thoroughly digital drawing, no paper sketch at all, just Wacom Intuos4 tablet and a wee program called SAI plus touch-ups in CS3.

Okay, I've posted here some photo-ref'd drawings already, I no longer want to hide the fact that besides pin-ups I sometimes grab compositions for my comics panels from photographic images that suit the storytelling needs.
I said it.


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  2. Photo references are fine...when they help you make AWESOME art like this! :D