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What's the main reason you use SenshiStock? 

61%
1,689 deviants said General inspiration, anatomy help, or pose ideas but with lots of other changes to make it different
26%
714 deviants said Direct pose reference in my art without changing the pose much
8%
225 deviants said Gesture and practice sketches but nothing for my final art
4%
119 deviants said I don't use your stock, I just want to look at it
0%
12 deviants said Fetishy stuff
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9 deviants said In photomanipulations

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:iconryu-hi13:
Ryu-Hi13 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I picked the first thing, but sometimes it's the second one....all depends on my mood.
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:iconmystalia:
Mystalia Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mostly use it to practice and learning how the human body works.
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:icondevinhworks:
DevinHWorks Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Generally direct pose references, although they are pretty useful for inspiration/ideas during bouts of artist's block.
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:iconoceanrailroader:
OceanRailroader Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I use your stock in that I'm not that good at drawing humans from nothing. What I also do is I do change the poses with inkscape.
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dilaby Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Direct pose reference for me. You have such an amazing variety of choices, takes me ages to find the one I want but when I do I love love love it. 
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:iconkrisseymage:
KrisseyMage Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
General inspiration and anatomy help, there have been a few poses that I've used directly.
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:iconveinrot:
Veinrot Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I try to not blatantly copy any references for final art

Buuuuut for just quick doodles that I throw away after I'm done with them, I get pretty exact, I might even trace (GASP!) certain spots to get a better understanding of a certain angle, or body part or whatever that I'm not particularly good at. Helps you get better and see what you're doing wrong if you're struggling with the artz.
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J4B Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can we use it for fetishy stuff?
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:iconsenshistock:
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
As for a drawing reference? I have no rules against it.
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:iconj4b:
J4B Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good to know.
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:iconringo-ichigo:
Ringo-Ichigo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Depends, but since I'm usually referencing your stuff when I'm just unable to get the pose right on my own, so I tend to draw the exact pose. But probably 50% of the time, it's not the only reference and/or I end up tweaking it afterwards.

But I also like doing sketch dumps/drawing exercises to just warm up and practice sometimes.
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Wiael Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  New Deviant
There IS some fetishy stuffs in the votes !

I use your stock for direct pose ref without changing it much, for practice. By the way it's very usefull, and your poses are quite inventive ! Thanks ♥
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:iconsenshistock:
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah haha I know I have those followers. :P

Glad it's helpful!! :D
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BisexualZuko Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suppose it depends on how you define 'much'. I do use it largely to get pose ideas and a general sense of how things look, but sometimes I use it more closely but I'm often changing an arm or shifting the angle.
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:iconsenshistock:
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd say that's probably the general one then :D
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:iconherebellama:
Herebellama Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
A mixture of direct pose and anatomy help and inspiration. :)
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:iconcaliforniaclipper:
CaliforniaClipper Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I would like to do direct reference for finished pieces, but it's not possible right now (let's say my time is limited). So I mainly use the sketch tool, because it allows me to squeeze my gestures in before my day is gone. I really, really appreciate it.
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SwordCapricorn Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I use your stock for direct poses without changing the pose much, because in general, it's the pose who inspire me a drawing. After I do it, I make many changes for rendering it a little bit different. XD

Because I'm not very confident for drawing some poses directly, I use frequently photographies and tutorials for my creations. I've got a large amount of pictures "fishing" on Pinterest, deviantArt, Tumbler and other sites on my computer. And yours are a part of this.
So thank you for that incredible and inspiring stock! :happy-wave: Starflower 
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LiveInfinitely Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's most certainly a combination of the top 3 choices; sometimes I'll browse for inspiration, sometimes I'm having trouble so I'll find a similar pose to what I'm going for and I'll copy it pretty closely, and sometimes it's just as practice. Either way I love this account I love deviantART! 
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:iconversusvii:
VersusVII Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I use your stock as a reference for diffucult pose. I also use them to know where to place shadows and light when I color my drawings
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:iconcodehimi:
codehimi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gesture/sketch practice usually <3
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:iconsephellone:
Sephellone Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Mix of the first three i guess. Sometimes i use your stock for practice, sometimes, when i'm too lazy, i use poses directly. But mostly i take only the idea of the pose, but change it a lot or just analyze the perspective.
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Ou-ren Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
A mix of the first three choices.

There are some poses that you just take inspiration from and modify to suit each picture's artistic purpose. However, there are also times when you don't know anything about what you're drawing and can't afford to change much from the reference. Then, there are times when you just want to get some practice in.
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Shaleene1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
mostly practice since I'm trying to teach myself to draw. 
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:iconmpfitzpatrick:
MPFitzpatrick Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
I clicked Inspiration, but it's actually a combo of the first 3 choices.
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:iconeagleeyedan:
eagleeyedan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Helpful for referencing/posing when making animations. 
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:iconkarasunokazu:
Karasunokazu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Mostly 3, but often 1 and 2 as well. (I chose 3 as this is my most frequent use!) :D
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krystalfan-2 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
I find it's a toss up between using the pose as is and using it as a general idea. I did find your pile of poses helpful for a couple of assignments, actually!
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:iconsenshistock:
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome :D
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:iconthescreamingnorth:
TheScreamingNorth Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Toss-up between direct pose reference and more general pose ideas!
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:iconelizabeth2003:
Elizabeth2003 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
I used one of your stocks which helped me a lot! I did some alterations in order not to be the same, but helped me a lot with proportions. :heart:
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:iconsenshistock:
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad it was helpful! Is the art up anywhere? :D
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Elizabeth2003 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
For my fav.me/d98nnpv I used this photo of yours fav.me/d15z1ay .
It´s one of my favourite from the gallery :)
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:iconrubypheonix:
RubyPheonix Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
  • General inspiration, anatomy help, or pose ideas but with lots of other changes to make it different
Definitely this one. I'm always inspired by these poses and I like to think that over time I've been able to improve a bit with anatomy because of it :)  
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:iconmadmosquito:
MadMosquito Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Any of the first three, depending on my mood?
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:iconsealandangel:
sealandangel Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
because im bad at drawing people lol and your stock helps me a lot
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Silvers-crow Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I kinda wish I had the option to select more than one option, because the General Inspiration; Direct Pose; & Gesture and Practices are all relevant.

Thank you, for taking the time to contemplate these poses.  It helps a great deal with my artwork =D
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:iconsenshistock:
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I feel you, I use it for all of those, too haha :'D

Glad it's helpful :heart:
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:iconasheskyler:
AsheSkyler Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Practice and study: sta.sh/0151mv28i9hv
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:iconsenshistock:
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent! :D
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cip-rochnaug Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I often struggle to get perspective right in positions where the body is twisting or at an angle to the viewer so I'll try to find a similar sort of pose to get the right feel for the perspective and proportions. 
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Ryuu-Girl01 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish there was an everything button because that was a hard poll to choose from.
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:iconsenshistock:
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I feel ya. I thought "main reason" would help people narrow it down a bit, but certainly people come her for more than one reason :giggle:
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Mini-Drachin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I clicked direkt pose reference though I use it also for inspiration and for pose sketching ^^
It depends.
If I have no idea what pose I could draw my character, I search for one I like and use that as reference.
If I have a idea what pose I want, I search for a few similar ones and use them as a general reference and change a lot of stuff.
And I often use your SenshiStock Sketch a lot to just practice poses in general (that is a great thing and I'm very happy you made it :))
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:iconsenshistock:
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
So glad to hear the sketch app has been helpful! I'm going to be adding a lot more images to it soon :D
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Winged-Seahorse Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
When I do use it its often quite direct but its something I'm trying to get away from since it makes my work look more stilted.
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
The next step is learning to draw from multiple resources and it's a big step! I recommend perhaps checking out this tutorial as I found it really helpful :D The BASICS : Using References by Shattered-Earth
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Winged-Seahorse Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, that's really helpful! :dummy:
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ravens-hearth Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Practice and fanart, mostly. If it's something that's not a commission that I need a quick pose for then I won't change much about it. It's just practice work that I use them for direct reference. 
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chocominty Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist
I have a hard time trying to find poses for my characters so I look at your stock for inspiration, although I actively stylize and tweak them. 

At the moment though, I'm trying to get used to drawing figures more fluidly, so I'm using the stock for gesture drawings. I can become very pedantic about proportions and it makes drawing more laborious than it should be for me, so I'm trying to practice loosening up!
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