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    Photo Reference Site ?

    Does anybody knows a good site of free stock photos( of everything animals, people, building, technology, etc) to use as reference for drawing ? I used google until now but maybe there is a better option where you spend less time searching and more drawing.

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    Any stock photo site?

    You don't need high-resolution pictures just for reference. Free thumbnails all stock sites provide are typically quite enough.

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    @arenhaus No, just sites with decent looking photos but most important sorted into categories with many choices and no illustration.

    @Elwell Thanks, I didn't check this thread. Flickr is a great suggestion even if I'm not yet very familiar with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeviousMeerkat View Post
    Does anybody knows a good site of free stock photos( of everything animals, people, building, technology, etc) to use as reference for drawing ? I used google until now but maybe there is a better option where you spend less time searching and more drawing.
    Or you know...you could always try that crazy thing of drawing stuff you actually see around you. I'm betting you have animals, people, buildings, technology, etc. right there handy...no searching...just drawing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffX99 View Post
    Or you know...you could always try that crazy thing of drawing stuff you actually see around you. I'm betting you have animals, people, buildings, technology, etc. right there handy...no searching...just drawing.
    Hehe, every time I have gone through a week or two of trying and utterly failing at working from reference photos, this once again becomes my belief as well, all over again. :-)

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    @ JeffX99 Yeah so crazy But I prefer to work from photo ref even though I know that photos are far from reality and very flat.

    @ blogmatrix Thank you very much. Seems very good

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeviousMeerkat View Post
    @arenhaus No, just sites with decent looking photos but most important sorted into categories with many choices and no illustration.
    Try the sites with desktop wallpaper downloads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arenhaus View Post
    Try the sites with desktop wallpaper downloads.
    Er, actually, be careful with those, some of those kinds of sites are virus heaven...

    And a lot are copyright-infringement heaven as well... So, you know, tread carefully.

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