Question for a portfolio

Hey, so I’m making a website for a portfolio. out of curiosity, I used some pictures from google as references. am I allowed to use them on the website if I credit their pictures since I’m not selling their work or no.

This is one of my pieces and the original

my digital art piece

original photo from google images


this is not really a refrence its a copy.

you should take a minute to read this forum Melani3 made explaning diffrence between tracing. coping and refrence
Episode Explained: Art and References - Creator’s Corner / Episode Explained - Episode Forums (


Yeah. I’m still learning. I know the difference. It’s hard for me to free hand. that’s why I wanted to make sure if was ok for me to use these as part of my profile. I have used a before and after images on it.

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