Illustration Masterclass – Using Reference is Not Cheating!

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Many emerging artists and students worry that using reference photos and drawings for their own artwork is some kind of ‘cheat,’ and that artists should be able to call upon their own memories and studies to create all their artwork. Kyle is here to dispel this myth and help you get the most out of reference in your own illustrations.


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00:00 Start
02:21 Using reference for your work
04:57 Sketching a hamster from reference
07:54 Drawing a motorcycle from reference
11:05 Combining reference to draw the hamster on motorcycle
23:11 Creating the line work – drawing over the sketch
29:27 Working through the drawing – continuing with line work
37:30 Drawing the motorcycle
42:05 Accidental experts
49:20 Kyle talks about why using reference makes stronger work


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