This week, we went on a hunt for reference images! In my opinion, having a strong library of resources is one of the best thing you can do as an artist, designer or illustrator. It could be a library of fonts if you’re a designer, or in my case, it’s reference photos I can use later when working on an illustration. Animators and fine artists have a history of using reference images in their work, so you can say I took a page from their books – here is one of my favorite examples from Norman Rockwell.
Looking for reference images is also a great way to get to know your city. You never know what visual gems might be hiding right in your own backyard! What do you think? Do you use reference images in your work? Let me know in the comments!