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I drove about 900 miles (with a little help from my mother in law ♥) in one (ish) day to visit :iconmjranum-stock: and have some stock photo fun. It was a 20 hour day, but I think it was worth it. :D Here's a shot from the day. You guys will hear more about these images down the line. :3

I don't want to be in a car again for a while. :P

OBLIGATORY VIOLA DISCLAIMER: I have never in my life played or been instructed by a professional to play a viola! I tried my best, but I am not a good reference for a perfect playing stance/position/etc. If you want to make sure your artwork is 100% super accurate to how this instrument should be played, I recommend you do additional research. :heart:

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:iconwindmountain:
Windmountain Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
All of your stock is amazing, and incredibly useful! I used this as a reference for this: windmountain.tumblr.com/post/1…
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:iconsenshistock:
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for showing me, glad it was helpful :D
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:iconkwaity:
Kwaity Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
kwaity.deviantart.com/art/Viol…
Thank you very much!!!
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:iconlunaredgrave:
LunaRedgrave Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used it right here! lunaredgrave.deviantart.com/ar…
I LOVE YOUR STOCK SOOO MUCH! Heart 
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:iconartistickayla:
ArtisticKayla Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student
Hello! Thank you, this reference has helped me a lot!
artistickayla.deviantart.com/a…
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DragaoNegro Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Heey, I used your photo here: Pan and the Fairies
thank you so much!
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:iconelphaba-rose-wilde:
elphaba-rose-wilde Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for making this available! I used it as a posing reference for this :
Clockwork Tune by Elphaba-Rose
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A-Mon-Ortega Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for taking pictures of things like this! 
I used it here: a-mon-ortega.deviantart.com/ar…?
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:icontipsywibbles:
Tipsywibbles Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student General Artist
I used this fabulous stock to make a new background for my pc! Hope ya like it ^_^ And I hope I credited you correctly in the description. Let me know if I need to do anything else. Thanks again for producing such awesome material! :happybounce: 
tipsywibbles.deviantart.com/ar…
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yuyu235 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist
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:iconcosmogyral-delirium:
cosmogyral-delirium Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This was great help for what I did here: [link] Thank you~!
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:icongrims-hourglass:
Grims-Hourglass Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
here:grims-hourglass.deviantart.com…
Thanks! It helped a bunch!
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:iconthe-invisibleartist:
The-InvisibleArtist Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for this! Never would have able to do this without this as a reference! I know it's not the best and I'm still learning but here!
the-invisibleartist.deviantart…
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:iconscarynoodle:
scarynoodle Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconrubecso:
RuBecSo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
I used this as a reference for this drawing:


Thanks for your great stock :)
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:iconariellexsin:
ariellexsin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I used this as a pose reference c:

Without this stock, I would've never been able to draw my beloved Haiden. ._.
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:iconehmurarld:
ehmurarld Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
made a silhouette of this, did a bit of photoshoping as well & am using it as a reference for an art drip project at my school! hopefully, ill get something up, but thank you for an amazing stock!!
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:iconsenshistock:
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool! looking forward to seeing it :D
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:iconlaurentiusmark93:
laurentiusmark93 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used here: fav.me/d75ei8p
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:iconxxmusiclove723xx:
xxmusiclove723xx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Found it!
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:iconcatneedsanime:
catneedsanime Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
used this for a pic! thank you! btw... YOU ROCK!!!
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:iconsenshistock:
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:highfive:

is it up on DA?
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:iconmontoy:
montoy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
used this stock for this one
thanks!!!!
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:iconthebattycrow:
TheBattyCrow Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For someone who's played violin most of my life, I can definitely say you could have fooled me ;3 about the only thing I'd say is that you seem a little stiff, but the overall stance is very convincing :nod:
Thank you for making this :D
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:iconsenshistock:
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is probably the best one, hopefully the rest won't be too painful. :D
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:iconthebattycrow:
TheBattyCrow Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I didn't mean it like that :blushes:
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:iconsenshistock:
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Lol well, I know my limits xD but I did try! :D Thanks for checking it out!
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:iconthebattycrow:
TheBattyCrow Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome, and I really admire your stock :nod:
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:iconpinupcitizen:
PinUpCitizen Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, i used your pose for this:
pinupcitizen.deviantart.com/ar…
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:iconhaleydesigns:
HaleyDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hi used here thank you twostepsfromhell2.deviantart.c…
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:iconislandxinxthexsun:
IslandxInxThexSun Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
islandxinxthexsun.deviantart.c…
I had fun drawing this, thank you for the pose~
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:iconellybethe:
Ellybethe Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Referenced your wonderful stock photo here: ellybethe.deviantart.com/art/M…
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:iconhimekohiriyama:
HimekoHiriyama Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
YESSSS!!! DOWN WITH VIOLINS! UP WITH VIOLAS!

Also, since I play viola, I wouldn't mind giving reference photos a try... but i dunno how good it would be... and you'd have to deal with a 15 year old wearing a black/red swimsuit... :/ But hey, at least you'll have the right post for the fingering and bowing...
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:iconsenshistock:
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I would say go for it if you are comfortable with it! I'm sure people would appreciate it :D
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:iconchibikitsuneartist:
ChibiKitsuneArtist Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you're arms and legs are looking really awesome in this one. Also the lighting is super good in this one. 
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:iconsenshistock:
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, mjranum-stock is a good photographer! XD
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unholycookie Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
My favorite reference model with my favorite reference photographer?? Oh heck yes! I joined DA specifically for you guys!! <3<3

This photo is fantastic. I don't care if it's an accurate representation of viola playing (because I wouldn't know), but the movement and energy is great.
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:highfive:
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:iconilseg:
ilseG Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student General Artist
yesterday, i found myself drawing a girl who play the violin, then i started to sort of create the story, i was really hopiong today i would find a stock photo that would be of reference on how to properly hold a violin and most importanly not been chessy..this is PERFECT , i'll get to work on it and see how it goes.~ :ahoy: cheers
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay!
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:iconpilotintheattic:
pilotintheattic Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is literally the ONLY stock photo I've found involving a viola (or violin) where the model didn't completely collapse their left wrist. Seriously, coming from a violist, thanks for putting some research into this, it looks really good! <3
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm happy to hear that! Some of the others from the shoot are not as strong (hard to remember everything when you're moving around) but I'm glad the effort paid off. :D
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:iconlfdn:
LFDN Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How long where you in the car? I can't go 3 too 4 hours in a car without my legs starting to hurting.
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:iconsenshistock:
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It was about 8 hours each way with breaks
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:iconloopdoc:
LoopDoc Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This makes me want to take up lessons again. I miss them. (Though, I did violin not viola.)

And you should consider playing the viola for real, you look cool doing it! :D And as most have pointed, you got the position pretty much right, better than most people who try posing with such an instrument.
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:iconsenshistock:
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha thanks! I wouldn't have the patience to learn it; too many other things I'd rather spend my time doing :P
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:iconloopdoc:
LoopDoc Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Same here. That's why I DIDN'T learn, actually...
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:iconerikku8:
Erikku8 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I used to play viola.
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:iconsenshistock:
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Not anymore?
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:iconerikku8:
Erikku8 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I just had one year of orchestra and then decided I wanted to do something else. Sometimes I think of picking up another musical instrument, like the ukulele, though I think I'll wait a bit before I actually buy one.
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