I use reference images for just about everything that I draw. Mainly I use reference for things that require specific details, like anatomy, cars, buildings, fashion etc..

I have used a lot of different resources for image reference, and this list of websites and apps are the ones I use most often. By no means is this list comprehensive, but it’s a great place to start.

*** Updated May 15 2018  – Added: Image Management Recommendations ***

Note: I do not recommend tracing image reference for your artwork. Image reference should augment your ability as an artist, not replace it.

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