Art Models are releasing their tenth book compilation, Art Models 10.
It has a great variety of poses; from classical poses, character & performance oriented poses, dynamic poses, a selection of hand & feet references and portrait shots. After seeing the book, the selection of poses in this collection is inspiring.
There are also some of the poses from the photo shoot I had the opportunity to direct for The Youssef Drawing Syllabus: Movement & Form!
As figurative or character artists, it's essential to study the human figure from life. Nothing replaces that experience. However as access to a studio space with a model can be difficult or not always accessible at every hour of the day, Art Models has provided the absolute best resource I have come across that comes as close to being in a live studio as you can achieve.
Every pose they photograph is available digitally with a full 360 rotation from their custom studio, which is built to photograph the model at every angle so that you can turn the pose around and get a real sense of how it works, recreating the opportunities that only being in a studio space can afford you.
Adding to that, their models are incredible, the photography and lighting is beautiful.
Their latest book offers a great variety and samples of their work, and for the full library, you can visit them on Posespace.com!
- Samantha Youssef
Artistic Director, Studio Technique