There’s lot of discussions happen regarding the use of copyright photos as references. As long as you are using a copyright image to practice your skills – is not a problem. You should not use copyright images for your artwork if your goal is to sell it.
Below is a list of my favorite websites with copyright free images. However, the terms and conditions could be changed any time, so please be sure to double check.
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