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On the Issue of Referencing.
If there is something you do not understand, then please excuse my poor English. It's my second language.
The most common notion among young and growing artists (and even some pros) are that (after going through the "I trace to learn" stage)you should start referencing.
Which is right.
Now what most people associate referencing with is to find a picture with the pose of whatever you want drawn... and then copy it directly. They assume that since they didn't copy the accessories in the image or the background or whatever, it applies as referencing.
Which is WRONG.
Reference is when you use images, real props (like a real cat, or a real glass of water ect ect), pose dolls and whatnot to get your desired result.
Like say you need help with feet on and image you're drawing. You find a bunch of pictures of people with their feet out, takes off your own shoes and socks and look at your own feet, ask people to take off theirs so you can study their feet, look at skeletons of feet, musc
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Is Winter Over Yet? :iconhibbary:hibbary 20,449 1,388 +Never.Fear+ :iconfeathers-of-love:Feathers-of-Love 20 25 Lengthy... :iconblue-uncia:Blue-Uncia 7 8 strange date... :iconbibikat:BibiKat 10 5 But MOMMMMEH :iconkarasu13:Karasu13 2 0 Giraffes say 'WHUT?' :iconthelovecat:thelovecat 30 11 Can't Catch Me :iconwanderinatnight:wanderinatnight 3 4 Giraffe comic page 11 :iconmattious:mattious 2 7 Befuddled :icongeraldwinslow:GeraldWinslow 140 140 giraffe comic page 1 :iconmattious:mattious 3 0 the saddest giraffe :iconwolfshade:wolfshade 5 13 LOL :iconchibi-schnurri:chibi-schnurri 28 56 I Love Geeraff :D :iconahiru-san:Ahiru-san 8 9



United States
Current Residence: Massachusetts
Favourite genre of music: New Age, contemporary instrumental
Operating System: Mac OSX
Personal Quote: "If a tree falls on you in the forest, does it make a sound?" ~Megan

Graduated and employed, but stuck in post-graduation "this really isn't what I want and I am living at home making pasta and vacuuming the carpets" limbo.  But otherwise in decent shape.


Redesign portfolio website, find a way to put my thesis online, resume having fun in Flash, aggressive job hunting.

I have also learned to make lasagna.  It has been a productive year.


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Gonein70seconds Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, you're Meg's sister! Thanks for the fav!
LUCIDEntertainmentFX Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
I love the Custom Brushes Tutorial for illustrator, really precise and clear! BTW how did you get the look of the halftone behind the frog on Dead Froggy?
Spambi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
I think it was a custom brush--it was so long ago that I honestly don't remember in clear detail. [link] Brusheezy has a great selection if you feel like experimenting!
Inunaide Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
Just wanted to say hi since we haven't talked in awhile ^^;. How is the internship search going for you?
Spambi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Hey thank you! It's been really crazy, I'll just say that. :nirvana: I did secure an internship, and it's at a wonderful children's media company!
Inunaide Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
8D Oh awesome, I'm glad to hear that. It sounded like it was going a little crazy, but I'm glad you secured something :3. So what have you been doing for them?
Spambi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
Nothing yet; I don't start until September. =P So excited though, so thank you for the support!
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browneyedanachronism Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
ur stuff is so CUTE! ^^
hexdeflective Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009   General Artist
Just wanted to say thank you for your kind comment last week during last week's drama. The situation was positively resolved, but your kind words of support really helped raise my spirits at the time :)

So thank you :) :hug:
Spambi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
I'm glad I could help, even if just a tiny bit. I certainly never would have discovered your gallery if I hadn't stumbled upon all that drama, and I'm glad I did. :meow:
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