OK, there's a difference between using photo reference and copying a photo. The first is to make sure an arm is in a realistic position, the second is xerox.
I use photo ref for alot of things but none of it ever even vaguely looks like the picture I used. It could be that I only go looking for reference AFTER I hit a problem. So, I'm only looking at it on a structural level. (The only other time I use it is for technical ref, buildings, carriages, etc.)
To tell you the truth most of Alex Ross's stuff bores the hell out of me. Give me a Storrey, Sienkewicz (sp?), or McKean over that plastic crap.
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