CD-ROMs - Visual Reference for Comic Artists
Before ebooks and digital publishing, artists struggled to find affordable photo reference. Back in the dark ages of the Internet, Buddy Scalera decided to create a unique resource.
Visual Reference for Comic Artists is a series of CD-ROMs that contain photos of people, places, and things that are useful to illustrators. These CD-ROMs include 500-600 pictures, all shot by Buddy Scalera. The price in 2001 was $10 and has never changed.
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If you're loking for affordable photo reference and don't want to spend hours searching Google, check out Buddy's CD-ROMs. These are popular digital resources for artists because they are both (a) useful and (b) affordable. (Seriously, stop wasting your precious art time on Google. Get these CD-ROMs!)