Mavi said: Poses are generally okay. You can't call someone out for heavy referencing a howling wolf image just because their wolf is howling. If that makes any sense? With more complicated poses however, you will need to be careful when referencing.
BlankStormz said: I'm very curious about heavy references >.>
If you actually have an application where you are able to put the model in your desired pose, can you still draw that pose? Of course, it will still have slight changes, such as designs, facial features, eyes, etc... (This may sound quite dumb but I need to know e.e)))
What if you take a picture of your pet or something, then like redraw it digitally by tracing the lines and colors and stuff? Would you be allowed to use that?
Since the picture you're referencing off of would belong to you, there wouldn't really be any art theft happening, so that would be fine. Just be sure to either mention that you're referencing off your own photos or keep the proof on hand just in case someone asks.