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What references do you draw from the most?

Nature, the best teacher
Other artists/movements
Video games
Manga/Anime ~~( ^_____^)~~~~~~~~~x.x;;of0_03osidnqpinku
Other cartoons/animation
Cinema
Music
Literature
All of the above
References are for the weak.  I am strong.
Other: I cannot be adequately described by your pathetically narrow set of criteria.

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Offline Xion

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Re: References Poll

Reply #10 on: November 18, 2006, 12:05:20 am
Yeah, all of the above. Other pixel artists for techniques and inspiration, literature for the subject and content (and meaning, if applicable), and of course art references for color, anatomy, etc. Nature sometimes, but rarely, and video games for just about everything else.
Never anime.
Never.

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Re: References Poll

Reply #11 on: November 18, 2006, 07:08:53 pm
All of the above!
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Re: References Poll

Reply #12 on: November 18, 2006, 11:19:07 pm
i put nature, but observation would be the best for that; basically, i observe the object in it's natural state.  my mind is penetrated by other media, but direct  observation is by far the best for me.  conceptually, i either work based on the utilitarian needs of the piece, or i explore religion (though the latter is more in my traditional art and writing, of which nobody on this board knows much about)
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Re: References Poll

Reply #13 on: November 19, 2006, 06:46:54 am
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explore religion (though the latter is more in my traditional art and writing, of which nobody on this board knows much about)

Whoa.. what?

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Re: References Poll

Reply #14 on: November 19, 2006, 06:50:51 am
almost all of the above, I cant say Ive really been inspired to pixel from literature.. but I can see it happening one day.. infact thinking over a few books gives me a few good ideas
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Re: References Poll

Reply #15 on: November 19, 2006, 07:02:46 am
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Manga/Anime ~~( ^_____^)~~~~~~~~~x.x;;of0_03osidnqpinku

Lol!


Um, I picked "All Of The Above". Just about everything influences me. And I go through moods, which means my art is not only influenced by outside things, but also influenced by the mood I'm in. If I'm in the mood to drawing something dark and sketchy, I'll do that. If I'm in the mood to draw something vibrant and anime-like, I'll do that. I'm all over the place. lol
Oh, and I mainly draw from thought. I rarely look at anything for reference unless it's a self portrait or whatever.
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Re: References Poll

Reply #16 on: November 19, 2006, 08:47:51 am
i chose all of the above

because depending on what im working on i look at different things

usually i get inspired by a combination of other finished products, whether it be from cartoons, comics, tv, etc
then i form a basic idea of what i want in my head
then usually i try and find some natural / real life things (existing in real life, but not necessarily nature, ex: cars, machines, etc)

then usually i use my real references for the major part of the picture
i will refer to the other finished products for idea inspiration, or to see a way about detailiing something

so i use a combo.
generally i have atleast 2 references, even if its of the same thing, but from different angles
however, i have gone 5+ before, just with different angles, nature parts, finished parts etc.

i sometimes also reference just for a specific part of an image. Say i want shaggy hair on something, i may reference a camel even if the image isnt a camel.
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my question though
it is ok to use references for an image?
or would it be much more preferred if it all came from imagination?
as of right now, most of my seriouse stuff is all a combination of references and imagination, and i jut want to double check that that is not frowned uupon

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Re: References Poll

Reply #17 on: November 19, 2006, 01:16:48 pm
-All of the above.

Mainly, it's something along the lines of Music/ Television/ Video Games/ and sometimes other artists..  :y:

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Re: References Poll

Reply #18 on: November 20, 2006, 12:02:53 am
Other: I cannot be adequately described by your pathetically narrow set of criteria.

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Re: References Poll

Reply #19 on: November 20, 2006, 08:43:55 am
my question though
it is ok to use references for an image?
or would it be much more preferred if it all came from imagination?
as of right now, most of my seriouse stuff is all a combination of references and imagination, and i jut want to double check that that is not frowned uupon


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