http://aquasixio.deviantart.com/art/Photoreferencing-to-make-the-difference-286581045 So, he has been painting over pictures all the time, which explains why his paintings are inconsistent and sometimes the anatomy is shitty. My main problem here is not the fact that he is doing it. He is using stock picture and a lot of commercial illustrators always get aid from picture to work as fast as they can because of the pressure of the market upon them, yadda yadda. It’s the fact that he is doing it WITHOUT before learning to draw, and you can tell this is true in his own complete artworks: He doesn’t know shit about anatomy, all the parts that weren’t traced are wonky and a lot of times his character faces are weird. It like he has never ever drew anything from zero and never bothered to, for example, simply eyeball the references he is using or make drawing studies. All he learned was how to paint and colour. And here are pictures he did withotu reference: http://aquasixio.deviantart.com/art/Solar-Symphonies-165726555 http://aquasixio.deviantart.com/art/Economic-Crisis-173727358 http://aquasixio.deviantart.com/art/Ecume-tes-jours-159532459 They are a piece of shit. Lol buildings how they work: http://aquasixio.deviantart.com/art/Hold-Me-183537654 Dat perspective and proportions: http://aquasixio.deviantart.com/art/Castaway-in-Stardust-City-31019753 A lot of the pictures he admitted he used as reference also have watermarks of paid sites, so he is not only cheating but he is also stealing and defending himself under the "internet is for sharing", "I don't know this "tracing" concept" flag. I think we should try to contact the picture's owners, notify them and see what happens: http://aquasixio.deviantart.com/art/Coeurs-fondants-256904203 http://aquasixio.deviantart.com/art/I-don-t-come-from-a-forest-193321990 http://aquasixio.deviantart.com/art/It-will-come-off-with-soap-177905261 The pictures which aren't watermarked he simply said "I found them in google", and he never redirects the site he found it from or the person who owns it, so it will be hard to locate.