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    10-17-2011, 02:00 AM
Looking for painting references :)

I'm currently in a painting class and I've been having a hard time finding good pictures of my own to paint. For my last class I ended up using a lot of stock photos of people I don't even know, so I thought for this class it would be better to ask for references from people who would actually like to have a painting done for them. :)

I'm mostly looking for high-quality photos of people with good lighting and compositions, but photos with an emphasis on people that also have horses would be alright. The larger the photo the better, as I'll be printing them to work off of.

Here are some examples of my work:

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    10-17-2011, 03:17 PM

This one is quite small but thought it might be fun to paint :)
    10-17-2011, 03:32 PM
Green Broke
Oo, I love your style!
Here are 2 of mine you can use if you'd like
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    10-17-2011, 03:53 PM
I love the one of the woman painting id buy that in a shop I love it!!!
Here are two if you want

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    10-17-2011, 06:11 PM
HorseyyGal: Sorry, that's a really cute picture but it's a bit too small, I don't think I'd be able to do a very good job on details for the faces. If you have any bigger pictures, feel free to post them though. :)

Lilruffian: Thank you! I don't have much experience with people yet so I'm glad you like them. :) Those are some really nice reference pictures, they'd definitely make good paintings.

Pony10Girl: Thanks, I had to borrow a magazine for a reference so I ended up doing a painting of Reba McEntire. XD
I like the first of your pictures, but I'd prefer to do more of a full-body poses rather than face, but I might try drawing it with graphite sometime if that's alright.
    10-17-2011, 08:26 PM
Could you use a picture of a human statue?
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    10-17-2011, 08:53 PM
Originally Posted by Serendipitous    
Could you use a picture of a human statue?
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A statue might work, I just wanted to paint people to get some practice. What does the statue look like?
    10-17-2011, 09:15 PM
Like this. It's a picture I took of a statue in Trapani, Sicily. I had to downsize it a bit in order to upload it. I plan on turning it into a painting myself some time in the future, but I don't mind sharing. I think the composition and the lighting are both very interesting, but I can understand if you want practice doing real people.
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    10-17-2011, 09:37 PM
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Here's a mishmash of stuff.

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    10-18-2011, 01:14 AM

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