What are your thoughts on drawing your own references?
I know that personally, I prefer to have them drawn by myself. I used to just use templates and such for all my references. I think I did that because their lines were better than mine ever could have been. But I made a ton of characters that way and, as you can see now, I don't have any of them left. They all fizzled out into character heaven.
I also had a friend back in the day, !tori-xx
who encouraged be heavily to draw my own references. I remember it was like yesterday when she said that she wished I had drawn my own references for my characters. And then she dared me to stop using templates. And it stuck!
But I'm currently commissioning two references on FA right now and it's...a weird feeling. I can easily draw their references, but I want them to have some by *Chib-bee
because she's freaking fantastic! It's a mixed feeling because while I do want them to have a fancy reference by her, I do kind of regret not being happy with the ones I drew for them myself.
I'm not looking down on people who use templates for references or people who haven't drawn their characters from scratch. I'm just interested in what people's thoughts are on this situation. =3
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