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Artists using photographic references have long been accused of laziness, or even worse, excelling in technical capability while lacking in creativity. Others feel that it is a legitimate method of reference. We investigated.

While there are those who say nothing can substitute experiencing a subject in real life: being able to touch it, smell it, walk around it, inspect it, and all the rest of it, almost all artists will photo-reference at some point; not in their daily work but as part of their training to improve their artistic eye.

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