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HOW TO MAKE YOUR ART LOOK NICE: Reference n Style by trotroy HOW TO MAKE YOUR ART LOOK NICE: Reference n Style by trotroy
To all my fellow artblocked, stumped, and confused artists, here's a kinda long guide on how to work around your stumps! And it's also basically the answer to why some artists are good/awesome and how you can work your way to become as good/awesome/even better than them!

Some works used in this aren't mine and are used for reference purposes and are credited as such.

Keep practicing yo! and excuse my writing

EDIT: Holy man, thanks so much EeNii and Elandria!

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR ART LOOK NICE: Reference n Style by trotroy It can't be said often enough that using great references makes for great art! Check out this fun and useful tutorial on the subject! ( Suggested by EeNii and Featured by Elandria )
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Inarmsofamity Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I get so much shit from people I know for using references so it makes me wary to have one out when I'm drawing because they'll see the initial thing and be all OMFGGG UR COPYINFGGGGGG THATTTT even know I change it so much it's unrecognizable.
It really annoys be especially because I feel like the pressure on me is double. I'm always having to prove myself at school because last year a girl who doesn't like me got upset that I was ranked higher than her in art classes so she spread a rumor that I copied and even traced all my art, everyone believed her, so now I can't even so much as look at a reference without someone trying to say I copied it.
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secondchildrenASL Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Quoted for truth ù_ù
:D
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ThePurpleTabby Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Filmographer
This is true on so many levels.
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Xanna-HappyHeart Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist


thank you?
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EveLivesey Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
I'm sorry but I think you should make it quite clear to people that if they publish their 'copies' that they need to credit and link - you are putting them at risk of having their work taken down or worse still - being subject to litigation by the photographer (if the photo is copyrighted or if it has a creative commons license that requires credit and a link).
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joeyzsrk Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks . It's very helpful XD
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CountryShiba Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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thank you.
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LostbunniesofWendy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Useful advice! People out there, come and see this!
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Tsabo6 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
well said, sharing
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ipoco Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
very nice! I will use references more often :)
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