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Tips On Using References by MadameNyx Tips On Using References by MadameNyx
I know that I am certainly not a master of drawing and NONE of these sketches are a 100% accurate! But I felt like sharing my way of thinking with you guys and I really hope that it was at least a little useful to you~ ^^ <3

I read through the text like 10 times... I still probably managed to miss some spelling mistake... If I did, please just ignore it? x_x

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Full credit for the stock images used goes to :iconsenshistock:
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:iconremeroni:
remeroni Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
Thanks for the tutorial your senator's big helper
Www
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HikariWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! This is really helpful! :D
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UnderTheTableSketch Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student General Artist
This is super helpful!
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LittleMissUnholy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks thanks thanks for the tips! :la:
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Soujun Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for this ! I always wanted to practice but where a bit lost, this is really useful and well explained.
So, once again thank you ! :D
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:iconmadamenyx:
MadameNyx Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankies and you're welcome! 8D <3
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:iconsoujun:
Soujun Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome ! :hug:
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Kishex-Nevarx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Senshi is great, ain't she? ;)
Nice tutorial, very informative~
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:iconmadamenyx:
MadameNyx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankies ^^
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angelsmurf18 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very useful tips :D
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shifaikia Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Thank you for writing this. I've had this suspicion since about second grade that there was more to drawing from imagination than the all-or-nothing approach I was taught in early drawing classes: copy a "reference" or make it up using only a knowledge of proportions. Only with doing gesture drawings of live models in my art classes this year have I finally gotten close to figuring out what you say here. This is how to use a reference! I wish someone had told me this so much earlier, but it's nice to know now rather than never. :) Thanks again!
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:iconmadamenyx:
MadameNyx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much <3 I'm so glad you find it helpful X3 <3
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SkylerPennington Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
challenge accepted. *gets to work*
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:iconmadamenyx:
MadameNyx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY! XD
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coolfrogger728 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I followed a ton of reference blogs recently but always get frustrated whenever I use them because they don't seem to come out right, so this is very useful. Thank you!
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:iconmadamenyx:
MadameNyx Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you found it helpful~! <3
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NaomiHansen Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Challenge partially accepted!

…I'll do at least one for sure.
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:iconmadamenyx:
MadameNyx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay 8D
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:icontypicalwatson:
TypicalWatson Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice work. :D
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:iconmadamenyx:
MadameNyx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankies X3
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ElRicardoMan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting.

Thanks!
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:iconmadamenyx:
MadameNyx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
X3 <3
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Arcky-Cano Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wooo! Made front page!!
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:iconmadamenyx:
MadameNyx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed it did 8D
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Squeakable Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Wow, thank you so much!
I'll definitely be using this.
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:iconmadamenyx:
MadameNyx Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank -you- <3 I hope it'll be useful to you >w<
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Burnt-X3 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is really helpful, thank you so much! I'm always looking for ways to improve my anatomy and references might be a good idea for me to get the hang of different proportions and such, especially when it comes to more complicated poses. Thanks again, great tips! ♥
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:iconmadamenyx:
MadameNyx Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankies <3 I'm glad it was helpful >w<
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Burnt-X3 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! ♥ ouo
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Aquata92 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
That was really helpful. I've always been rubbish at drawing people, even from references but I think your ideas might actually help me as they are the things I get wrong. It definitely sounds like a good idea and the pictures really help to see how it works and I understand how I might go about drawing them. Thank you for doing this. I might have to try it out soon. :D
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:iconmadamenyx:
MadameNyx Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you~ Glad that you find it helpful ^^ <3
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:iconjeticus:
Jeticus Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Screw the tutorial!!! WHo is SHE!!!

J/K. This is pretty cool!
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:iconmadamenyx:
MadameNyx Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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IamMonday78 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
This shall help indeed eue
I never use it.Which explains suckyness of body XD
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:iconmadamenyx:
MadameNyx Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha xD
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IamMonday78 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
:meow:
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