I was looking at a mag with a woman on its cover while waiting for my dinner to finish in the microwave. For Shits 'n' giggles I decided to map out the skeletal form over it.
Illustrators should NEVER use a CS3 (because you nkow they used it) manipulated magazine cover to get reference. The length of her stomach was really hyper exaggerated from the ribcage to pelvis. I could tell it was PS'd by the edges of the figure, mostly at the waist.
I see a lot of newer illustrators do point for point from ref like that and it's almost like learning the wrong habits of another artist and thinking its correct.
Anyone else think it's a mistake to copy a mag for a pose, point for point mind you, not for general pose ref.