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07-28-2005, 02:55 PM

I was wondering if anyone knew any kind of galleries that inspirate you guys/gals to draw? For example, some galleries with women with many kind of clothes and poses, scenic galleries, etc..

I tried finding some in google and altavista and found some, not much to mention.
I'd appreciate if you could give some of yours!

P.s. I mean photo galleries, not art galleries.


07-28-2005, 04:48 PM
Come on, anyone?

07-28-2005, 09:04 PM
Alright, this is the last bump. Everyone really has nothing to show? :hmm:

07-28-2005, 09:12 PM
I cut up magazines and newspapers, personally.

If I see something interesting, be it interior design, fashion, hair styles, vehicles, locale, colour combinations, font type... whatever happens to spark my interest; I'll stick it all into notebooks and sometimes make a comment as to why I put it in there.

I don't know of any online scrapbooks of varying material, sorry.

Just pull a couple of magazines off of the newsagent shelf for whatever you need/want to look in to, buy them, and make your own scrapbooks of inspirational material. :shrug:

07-28-2005, 10:16 PM
I find stepping outside helps. ;)


Edit: This sounds like a topic that would do better in the Art Discussion Forum. I recommend you ask a mod to bump it over there. You'll probably get a better response.

07-29-2005, 02:32 AM
fashion mags, style channel rofl, or rewatch some movies.

07-29-2005, 05:23 AM
Oh, you're right, mummey. Sorry to post it in here.

If any mod will read this, if just please kindly could move this to the art discussion forum..? :)

07-29-2005, 06:27 AM
Oh, you're right, mummey. Sorry to post it in here.

If any mod will read this, if just please kindly could move this to the art discussion forum..? :)

No need to apologize, I would just guess that you'll find a good number of people who are interested in this subject over in the art discussion forum. :)

07-29-2005, 07:15 AM
Just found this photo gallery of famous women (http://www.superiorpics.com).
Aside from having gorgeously hot women there's actually some good reference stuff here. :drool:

Check out these facial expressions:

07-29-2005, 07:37 AM
Just found this photo gallery of famous women (http://www.superiorpics.com).
Aside from having gorgeously hot women there's actually some good reference stuff here. :drool:


Just checked out the Adrianna Lima shots... blimey... and pretty high-res!!

Cool site, Kurt!

(And i've gotta add... for inspiration and reference you just can't beat the internet. As a concept artist, i don't have time to search through magazines for reference, so i just do google image searches and see what sites i find. You can find anything... yesterday, for instance i found tons of good quality reference for geraniums, owls and 17th century footwear!)

07-29-2005, 08:04 AM
Oh boy, oh boy! /me jumps thrilled around the room

Kirt you da man!

07-29-2005, 11:19 AM
You could also try some Image Agencies like Getty Images, Corbis etc. to get some Ideas

08-01-2005, 08:21 PM
If you look for some references and pics for inspiration some of these links could help you

Good site with reference pictures on various topics ... usually pretty hirez

Site with links to various webs ... some of them may not work

Site with photo references on varios subjects ... I believe you have to be registered to view them fullscreen but even if you are not registered its good for inspiration

Hmm there are some sites with really hirez photos (politicians portraits mostly). It may be good for some studys or for texturing purpose

But as was already pointed out .. its usualy best to use something like google. I usualy use
Google.com, yahoo.com, altavista.com or Alltheweb.com
Its good to try also others portals then google. It may bring you some different results.

Hope it helps
- Slux

08-01-2005, 09:19 PM
well this one works for me to get loose: fun games (http://www.wagenschenke.ch/)

and I like www.skychasers.net which links onto other good photographers.

generally www.nationalgeographic.com is also a lot of fun. They have sorted photoalbums too. I think the topics that fascinate you should all have some reference on the web so that would work right?

10-11-2005, 01:39 AM
a nice bit of kitch inspiration...


click on issue 1-6 and the downloadable pdf's at the bottom of each page.


10-11-2005, 03:05 AM

all royalty free, and there are some freaken gems in there. ive made some killer textures with the photos in there, but some photos are simply nice photos.

10-11-2005, 03:12 AM
wow thanks a lot for the link, really awesome stuff in there!

10-12-2005, 06:21 AM

I would recommend Photo.net. There's some amazing photography, If i need inspiration/ references I always visit there :)

Props for being finnish :D It's not that often that you run into a fellow finn here :P


10-12-2005, 09:54 PM
A dictionary, thesaurus and google image search.

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