|This painting came from a blogger that I contacted and asked for permission
A question I'm asked, and sometimes I'm the one asking...Where can you find good reference photos for paintings of figures and portraits? I've searched and taken notes and came up with this list, which I'm sure is not complete. One thing needs to be said, the best photos are your own, but sometimes that's not enough.
1. DeviantArt There are some restrictions so read carefully for use.
2. I like AdorkaStock (formerly known as SenshiStock)
3. You can also contact a photographer who may grant you permission to use their photo for a painting. I've done this several times, but I'd rather use my own.
4. Facebook groups where other artists share their photos.
7. Museum by Sktchy - an app for iPhone users. I haven't used it yet but it looks good.
8. Sketch Daily References - Great for loosening up with quick poses
9. Croquis Cafe on YouTube
There are some restrictions so read carefully for use.
|This painting came from a photo of my daughter
|The reference photo for this pose cam from SenshiStock. I added everything but the pose