Is there some software out there that will display a reference photo at thumbnail size in a stay-on-top window? I think I heard some artist mention using something like that whenever they do commissions, but I forget what it's called.
I just stick ref somewhere off the edge of my artboard. Maybe open a second window on the Illustrator document if I really find myself needing the ref a lot.
@anthracite This is all very interesting but also who is that multi-armed wolf(?)?
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