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CS Jones
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
The basics:

- School photographer by day, drawboy by night.
- From D.C., grew up in Florida, in Philly now.
- I have a webcomic.
The most useful thing I’ve discovered in the last year is that video is always better than photos for reference because it lets you try out variations of each pose.  For the last few days, I’ve been assigning my characters face and body models - usually a certain Youtuber, actor, musician, or animated character - and drawing different angles and expressions from their videos.

It’s good for diversity of all types, too: For a guy with wavy and tangled hair, I’m using Kit Harington.  For a black teen, Tyler James Williams.  For a plus-sized character, the musician Shannon Shaw.

References with consistent angles, lighting, and hairstyles for those specific types would’ve been previously impossible to find without hours and hours and days of Googling and browsing image sites at random.  I know because that’s how I did it for the past eight years.

Also, as an aside, if you have a standalone webcam—the Logitech C920, which does crisp 1080p and can be found for $50—you can do a pose or facial expression, video it from several different angles, using either your free hand or a friend, and save it to your drive.  That way you can decide which one you like best instead of being constrained to the one you have a reference for.
  • Listening to: Ambient sounds with the window open.


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epicnessonline Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for watching me!
GlynAtkin87 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favourite and the kind words! Thumbs up okay 
3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :wave:

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keithmore2000 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the Fav C.S :D (Big Grin) Here's a link to my FB page. Feel free to like and share!…
Jason-Jamey Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Thanks for checking out my site! Hope you enjoy reading the series!
queerartist Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the faves! :) (Smile)
FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faving my list of open stock providers. You can find a more up to date version of the list here.Unrestricted Stock Listing by FollowinTheBlackBird
TheCSJones Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'll check it out.  Thanks.
FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob. :)
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