I actually like looking at a picture and draw the exact same thing, but sometimes I look at many pictures of a character to memorize all details, so then I'll be able to draw him in any way/pose I want
Kiedyś robiłam szybkie, byle jakie szkice, a później jechałam z pamięci Teraz łapię się na tym, że nie bardzo wiem, jak rysować sylwetkę, ale może to też i dlatego, że nie rysuję już sztywnych kłód, tylko zależy mi, żeby moje ludki robiły coś ciekawego i chcę narysować je poprawnie, a nie jak mi się wydaje ;D Dlatego coraz chętniej sięgam po referencje i obrazki. Ale wciąż zdarza mi się narysować coś całkiem dobrze ot tak, z głowy (:
I nie wydaje mi się, żeby było coś złego czy dobrego w używaniu czy nie używaniu referencji, niech każdy rysuje tak jak potrafi i jak mu jest wygodnie!
bardzo ciekawy poll czasem ciezko jednoznacznie sie wypowiedziec bo co do mnie to kilka odpowiedzi mi pasuje. I robie czasem cwiczenia z referkow, czasem uzywam do aktualnego rysunku, czasem nie. w zaleznosci od tego jak trudne jest to co rysuje i jak dlugo zajeloby mi znalezienie dobrych referek do tego
It's not just for realism or difficult objects, reference also makes your work more recognizable! After taking art classes, I've been conditioned to use references for anything I create, and I feel like my drawings are better because of it. Also, getting feedback from your peers at every step of the process can greatly influence the quality of the outcome.
It really depends on the type of work. I have issues with realistic anatomy, so when I have to draw realistic looking people, I generally will use references. When given a job in a style I'm not used to, I will also often look for material in that particular style to give me an idea of what is involved.
w pizdu. czy to zeby zobaczyc jak wyglada jakis przedmiot, czy jak ukladaja sie miesnie w nodze przy jakiejs pozycji, czy materiał... _^_ najfajniej to sie pracuje z zywym modelem to wogole jest osom, ale rzadko jest okazja
If you can have a more accurate drawing, then why not? I got on a project where I'm drawing a lot of cars, so I need to know what they look like from every angle, and engines, and stuff like that... so I have a ton of reference. I still have to reimagine it, but I always have something to look at to make sure it's accurate
I used to look at references for my work, but I learned to do my own reference, often, practicing (thumbnailing) before drawing the actual work. But with OCs that I'm asked to draw, yes, I use the references provided.
I actually don't use refs when I'm working on an artwork (but I think I should use some more often to make less mistakes haha X'D T.T) I only use refs when I have to draw something I'm not used to, or sometimes when I really have a crush on a picture I can be inspired by it (pose, attitude, etc) but I write credits if so ♥
My best drawings are always of things I can see! I use my own imagination for the layout of the picture and such, but I reference difficult body parts and facial expressions. I love drawing the people in front of me, though ^ _ ^
I use references a lot to get my details down and it sometimes helps me with my proportions. Other wise on free draw, i have practiced before with a reference and i practice again without a reference to remember the image and the placements of the details.
i use references whenever i sketch in my sketchbook for exercises when drawing humans but whenever i try and draw them without them i fail miserably i am trying to get it right though guess it takes time huh? ;_;
It's honestly dependent on what I'm drawing and how I plan to draw it. Like if I want a realistic feel or I'm drawing something I've never drawn before or it's fanart I tend to use a lot of references but if it's in the moment, something really stylized, or completely out from my head I'll forgo references in favor of imagination. However for things like anatomy, I can't recommend using references more.
I love life drawing classes but it isn't always practical to get someone to sit still for a couple of hours XD Often when I need to draw a face I will take a photo of myself and use that.. But then all the characters end up looking vaguely like me XDDD
Mostly just for drawing exercises. But occasionally for a piece itself. If I'm drawing a pose from my head, I try as hard as I can to not use a reference, just use what I already know and erase a million times until I get it right. But SOMETIMES it just doesn't work, I can't get it right no matter how hard I try! At that time, I search for a reference. Usually something that matches what's in my mind only slightly. I don't want it to match too much cuz I want the majority of it to be from my mind. Does this make me sound insane?? It makes sense to me but I'm not sure I'm explaining it well LOL sorry ignore me
I use references when I have to draw something really difficult. Something I never did before is not easy to do with only my imagination. Right now I am working on a underwater based picture, so I need references to make it right.
I really, really don't like drawing with references (unless, obv, it's a still life or portrait, haha). But when I've tried several times and they still don't look right, I'll have to find a reference. Case in point is the last thing I submitted, here: [link]
I chose a stupidly hard pose, contraposto with a crossed leg and body language to imply tension/grumbling. And I couldn't get that right for the life of me -- even after looking at a (single) reference of a woman with legs crossed.
Sometimes I use them, sometimes I find the drawing works out just fine without. Though I don't usually go this route, I think my favourite thing to reference is an real person, versus a photograph. But for animals, I definitely always use references. I pretty much understand how the anatomy works, but my proportions end up quite off otherwise.
I really should use references more often. I just want to be able to draw what's in my brain more than anything. The problem is the image I have in mind keeps changing. Using references would help me keep the final product grounded.
I observe things a lot, and my brain will catalog things and I won't really use reference for them. However I do find it important to look at reference from time to time just to make sure that I'm getting things right on something I'm not sure about. Sometimes poses but most of the time I just act out the pose and look in a mirror, I also use it when I'm drawing someone else's character... well it really just depends on the circumstance xD
with me it's tough to distinguish between "artwork" and "drawing exercises", it's all just doodles. If there is a pose I can not for the love of anything sketch I'll look up references and practice it and then eventually.... hopefully learn it and then be able to make the "artwork" xD
For difficult things, or from time to time when I'm doing a few exercises to learn new perspective/poses.
For people, when I'm too lazy to actually find references to help me, I hold my arm awkwardly in front of me to see where it compares to my shoulder, waist, etc. (and then someone asks me what I'm doing, lol.)
i am highly observant, and i try to peg ideas for later, i catch myself doing it consciously, but i fully encourage the use of references. i simply rareky commit myself to an image fully enough to go about searchin for references. the most drawing i do is very casual in a sort of "ive got 5 minutes of spare time at work, lets doodle" type way. however, i have in the past used references, and i encourage it. da in particular has this sort of stigma about using references, as if someone will point their finger and shout thief-- and sadly it happens too. but using references is not something new to the world of art, and for the sake of anyone who wishes to learn, or aim for accuracy, i highly encourage them.
I use references only in certain situations. For example when you have a very awesome idea for a drawing, but you know you've never drawn something like that before and after few tries you realize that you have no idea how to make the drawing look as you imagine it. Then you start looking for references. Hopefully you find something good and make an epic drawing. References are good. Sometimes I randomly collect pictures that might be a good reference in any future project. I have a special folders for that (anatomy/ expressions/ landscapes etc.).
I think my work would be better with references and I would like to use references more to help me improve, but normally the only times I really draw are when I'm in class. Theoretically I could bring references with me, but that would just feel really wrong and disrespectful to the professor.
Personally, I wish referencing was part of my skillset. I'm AWFUL at it and I find that everything gets way worse when I try. :/ If I need help drawing something, I'll look something up and imagine whatever it is broken down. Takes a little more time but I think it's still a learning experience x.x