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Although drawing and painting "from life" is way much more effective and efficient than drawing from photos (I'll be writting a separate journal about this soon, no worries), you simply can't have a person to model for you every time you want to create something. And there are situations when you don't exactly know how to place that bloody hand or if the foot is drawn correctly. Similiar issues can happen with architecture, perspective... with everything you draw. Then, when you look for help, you may stumble upon Stock gallery and you find awesome things. Remember about crediting the used stock directly!

POSES AND ANATOMY

Hand Pose - Gripping - Shoulder/Arm by Melyssah6-Stocktribal gold II by jliorold fashioned lady by jlior:thumb334659160:Drawing Perspective - Pose Reference by SenshiStock
:thumb72617555:Mother and Son XIV by IQuitCountingStockTogether.4 by kime-stockDead Body by TwilitesMuse


ARCHITECTURE

Victorian house by skipsstockCarennac 02 - Old house by HermitCrabStockold house WV by Irie-StockOld House by VacantHaze
House 005 by Lelanie-StockStock - House in the Woods by GothicBohemianStockStrange Cone House 5 by FairieGoodMotherHouse by Tintz-stock


ANIMALS

Female Blackbird 3311539 by StockProject1Rabbit 01 by 88-LawstockFerret 1 by Yukkabellewhite peacock by doko-stock
Golden Dragonfly by riviera2008Arctic Fox 01 by animalphotosWhite cat resting by NaviStockRed Eft 3 by Salamander-Stock


OBJECTS

Lantern 09 by jaded-reflectionPocket Watch Grouping Stock by specialoftheweekbike by RenathaGomes-Stock
tea set 02 by Stephasaurus-StockOld Book I by pyonpyonold baby bed by mimose-stockBoat by two-ladies-stocks
For #ArtHistoryProject Stock & Resources month.
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:iconiratheiv:
IRAtheIV Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
the hand stock is quiet absurd...as if the drawers cant look at their own hands
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LadyKylin Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Have you ever held your hands still for several hours? Or been able to get the exact same post? Or drawing it from the front? There are a lot of poses I've drawn that putting my own hand in that position at the perspective I wanted to see it from would have been painfull to say the very least. And certainly not a position I could hold long term.
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IRAtheIV Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
ok than study it, see the light on it, feel the light on it and take a picture in the pose. And I think the picture would be more real if it would be from a life that is slighlty adjusted several times than copied from a flat photo. Look I dont feel a need to argue, I just feel that we are depending too much on photos and its distorting our perception because we are loosing the grip of the real world and we are too lazy to think about it
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STelari Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Not quite. Male and female hands differ a lot - try drawing female hands on male character, it'll look ridiculous.
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IRAtheIV Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
all hands are different not just male and female...I think theres much bigger difference in thin and fat...what I was trying to say that stock should be used limitadely just to understand the position of objects and the light...in type of hands it should be able to be adjusted
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STelari Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
How about drawing two left hands holding each other? Do you have two left hands? Also, you can't view your hand in all positions from every point of view you'd need for a drawing. (: I spent my time on this feature and I made sure to put useful things in it, thanks for appreciation.
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:iconiratheiv:
IRAtheIV Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
No, I like the journal, its just the hand reference that stroke me...
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think that there are more important things that could bother you (:
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Ace-Stock Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for including me :) This is a very wonderful and helpful article!!
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! (:
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FairieGoodMother Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the feature of my stock:glomp: Great resources:clap:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're most welcomed! (:
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IQuitCountingStock Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the feature!
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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darkallegiance666 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Very useful - thanks very much for posting this.
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Berien Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot for these :)
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Giruveganus-aevis Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for posting this, man! Will be very helpful!
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Woman :bucktooth: You're welcome.
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Giruveganus-aevis Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, that's EXACTLY what I said. Woman. rofl
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GekkouKitsune Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for such a collection of references
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bottled-mermaid Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
These are awesome! Thank you for sharing :heart:
And what you wrote is totally true: drawing without a reference picture is very difficult (at least for me -- every time I tried to draw anathomy without refs I miserably failed :|). I'd like to thank all stock artists on dA for providing these useful resources :hug:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
From my own experience I can tell you that after practising, especially after drawing and sketching from life, you'll improve a lot and you'll need references more seldom (:
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bottled-mermaid Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
you're right! :la:
I'm trying to sketch and draw more to improve faster :la:
Thank you again :hug:
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LadyKylin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
This is a great journal, and likly the first time I've been glad for being able to have journals as a collectable thing.
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Good to hear that (:
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Drawing-Stars-02 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. :love:
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CursedFreak Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the arcgitecture references! :love:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
They're lovely indeed!
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dar-a Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you for this journal! That's a great collection, stock-authors are awesome. I look forward seeing more posts like these from you.
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
There will be some more articles of this kind (:
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TwilitesMuse Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for including my stock:) Some very useful pieces on here.
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for including me! Resources and references are really an invaluable tool to a smart, informed artist. ;D
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed :nod: You're welcome!
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VacantHaze Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for the feature, this is a great selection you have chosen.
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're most welcomed.
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HermitCrabStock Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Thank you for the feature into this beautiful collection! :hug:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome, dear :aww:
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Melyssah6-Stock Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome feature! Thanks for including me :huggle:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome :aww:
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OghamMoon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Many thanks for the feature, Telari. There looks to be some great inspiration amongst the photo's you've picked out for reference!
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STelari Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcomed. They're all inspirational!
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Sniper0092 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional
I find [link] useful
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
All of these stocks are awesome, sweetheart! :la: Thanks for sharing. :love:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad to hear that! :aww:
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Azalane Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Sylwia, very useful!
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
;)
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SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Those are really useful stock photos! Thanks for posting :+fav:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:bow:
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