There's some people on this page trying to speak for LuVisi, by saying that he "DOES NOT" use references... I'm about 98.9% sure(and would bet my rent money) that he does... we all do, in one way or another. It's just the way it is, and it doesn't make you any less of an artist admitting you do. It's just another tool in a wide array of arsenal we use. Shit, artists have been using them since the beginning of time.
It still takes a butt-load of talent to get your stuff to look as real as Dan's does... trust me.
Actually, HE DOES... he's even admitted it on his pieces descriptions(if anybody would bother to read ). Even here, for instance... [link]
Doesn't matter tough... he's still a phenomenal artist/designer. Kinda shitty that people act like you're a "cheater" or something if you use a reference photo/model. Some of my favorite/top artists use references(including myself). It's tough to make things look that "exact" or "precise", if you don't, at times.
I do know that he doesn't, you moron. He rarely answers comments, so instead of having this guy waiting for an answer he's never gonna get (bare in mind he commented in 2010 - it's 2012 now) I choose to answer it for him as I knew the answer.
Given the fact that you are posting on an account you created today, have no art in your gallery, and no reasonable evidence to suggest that you have any idea what the hell you're talking about, I'd advise you to just go away.
Adonihs does not lack considerable amounts of drawing skills. It is quite obvious he has a solid understanding of anatomy, form, color, light, perspective, and just about everything else. His finished works look good, and you can not cover up a bad drawing with good rendering, so his drawings must also be good.
His characters and anatomy look very natural, and it is impossible to create natural looking things if you don't understand why they look the way they do, a beginner drawing from reference just copies the lines, they do not understand why the lines are there, and as a result their figures still look, "awkward". Adonihs' do not.
And, I assure you, his success is not based around the dA community. I know artists that are similarly famous on dA and do not have huge production and motion picture companies looking at their personal projects. His success is based around the fact that he's amazingly skilled in his craft and is an extremely hard worker.
But, beyond this, I'm not going to bother arguing with you because, for one, he doesn't need me to defend him, his skills and success do it for him. And, for another, an argument against a successful artist coming from a totally anonymous account without any art to confirm the validity of their statements has no credibility whatsoever. So I'd suggest you not be such a dick, and have a lovely day.
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