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Re: Art Plagiarism
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2013, 03:00:05 pm »
I think photo reference is fine by me and would encourage people to use it as a point of reference to translate the essence of what they are seeing onto the page. With digital cameras so cheap these days, it's easy to build up a nice folder of reference material that you can call your own (granted that you don't upload them online that is). I know a lot of artist will do mock ups in Photoshop and Google sketch to map out their background and building scenes and since they are creating a new environment themselves it's definitely artistic in my eyes. Now if someone were to take a very well known photograph of a building (or whatever you can think of) and drop it into the background, then there is no artist value for me.

Getting back to using reference material, the reason why I think it's okay with me is that not everyone can get out in the real world or has the luxury to "Draw from real life". The next best solution is to bring "real life" to your PC or Tablet or whatever and work from that to hone ones craft.
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