5 best drawing references websites

Drawing reference websites

There are a lot of different drawing reference websites artists use to improve their drawing skills or create another illustration. Today I will talk about 5 best drawing reference website I found online.

1. Quickposes.com

Timed Practices for Artists - drawing references websites

Quickposes.com is one of the best drawing reference websites out there. You can do a lot of different timed practices, just like hands, poses, animals, feet or landscapes. To be more precise, you can also pick the gender and naked or with clothing references.

You can determine how many images to show in one practice, and how much time you need for one drawing.

What I like the most about quickposes.com is that you can make a timed practice about precise body parts like women/men hands, because there are a lot of artists struggling with it. Me too.

2. Pinterest.com

Beautiful references with sphere and style on Pinterest.com , one of the best drawing references websites

If you like more creative and modern poses – Pinterest is something for you. It is a preferred drawing reference wesbite of many artists, because of how easy it is to find what you are looking for.

really like using Pinterest, because it already gives you the sphere and style in most of the pictures. You don’t only learn the anatomy, but also get inspired and find interesting illustrations.

3. Line-of-action.com

Drawing references websites - Timed Practices with References on Line-of-Action.com

The feature that makes line-of-action different is the faces and expressions tool. You can learn drawing different expressions like sad, happy, angry surprised or goofy, which is a fun and handy option. Bit has also feet & hands, animals and poses practice. There is a lot to learn form at this website, you can also go to a forum or read some interesting posts about references.

4. Terawell.net – Design Doll

3D Drawing Referance Software - Drawing References Websites

This is a program you can download on your PC. You can choose a free or a payed version of Design Doll, although the free version has almost the same options as the $79 one.

Of course, there are a lot of pros and cons of this program. The biggest advantage is that you can create any pose you want, which can save you a lot of time you would need to find a perfect reference for your vision. But unfortunately, you will not get a 100% realistic and anatomy correct pose out of it. Even with the most realistic proportions, the 3D cluster of polygons still can’t replicate the layers of flesh and muscle of a real human body.

It may be not the most reliable pose reference tool, but it is sure a different and unique one so I decided to share it with you anyways. I hope some of you will like it.

Drawing references webites.

Free Reference Catalogue by Onairvideo.com - Drawing References Websites

Drawing references webites.

Drawing references webites.

On website onairvideo.com there is a big drawing reference catalogue available for free. Those photos are mostly naked models in a lot of different poses and pretty minimalistic backgrounds.

The poses are often really difficult, which is a great exercise for people with a little more drawing skills who want to improve more and more. Also beginners can try to draw those poses, it is always okay to set the bar higher.

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28 thoughts on “5 Best Drawing Reference Websites”

  1. I don’t know why you did not include easydrawingart.com in this list. I often draw with their lessons, and I think there is nothing simpler and more beautiful.

  2. Jenna you’re an idiot you can only get your computer harmed if you DOWNLOAD harmful files not browse websites lmao

  3. “Jenna you’re an idiot you can only get your computer harmed if you DOWNLOAD harmful files not browse websites lmao”

    That’s not true, there are scripts that can harm your computer/user…but now days modern browsers are safer because they do not use legacy plug-ins like flash and activeX.

    But I had no problem with these links. 🙂

  4. Pinterest is full of stolen images with no artist credits, so its really not a great resource for artists drawing their own works. I’m surprised to see it here.

  5. THANKS for all this, Ever since Croquis Cafe went behind a paywall I’ve been a bit stuck. Not now – tried sketchdaily and its great if odd at times: some posed “models” look strange and there’s a nice lot of historical poses.

  6. Jenna really wasn't being that rude- maybe she was on the wrong link or something

    Okay thank you Ivan for the Easy Drawing link- and wooooow, poor Jenna- lmao reading this thread made me laugh really hard

  7. I lowkey feel bad for jenna

    Ayo all I was tryna do was find a few websites to help me with my art and yall had to distract me with this Jenna thread lmfao

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