Please do not use any of the photos I post here as "reference photos" for paintings. I of course use them myself for self-portraits, etc. and all of them are copyrighted.
If you are wanting to draw a picture of me for practice or for fun, that is fine, but here are my terms:
*Absolutely non-profit - no selling of the original or prints
*Please ask permission first to make sure that I'm not intending to use that photo myself!
*If posted anywhere online please clearly state that it is based off of a copyrighted photo by of Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I have done portrait swaps, etc. in the past and I take specific photographs for that purpose.
This is all mostly for legal purposes. Obviously if multiple people (including myself) are using the same reference photograph, the resulting paintings will be remarkably similar, and I do not want copyright interference between the resulting paintings of course! Photographs (just like paintings) are copyrighted by the photographer. Not to mention, it is just polite to ask permission first before using somebody's likeness!
/end disclaimer =)