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
Had a great time at the CTN expo this year! As always it's wonderful to see friends and fellow artists. Thank you everyone who came by! It was great to meet new people, and especially wonderful to have so many people come by and share what they loved about Movement & Form! Thank you so much!
Still globetrotting via Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, London and Stockholm! There have been lot's of masterclasses focusing on The Youssef Drawing Syllabus: Movement & Form and artistic training taking place. It's been a while since we have shared what has been happening at Studio Technique, but here is a little post of a recent trip!
I have recently returned to Stockholm at King studios. Had a great time teaching a masterclass there! I also was able to experience their famous forrest!
I also had the opportunity to teach workshops at the local schools and colleges. The students are so passionate and have such a great approach to learning. Here are some pictures of the amazing students at Xenter:
A great treat was joining Johan and Veronica, artists and animators from Cinematic Studios in Stockholm, at the ballet! The theatre was amazing! Stockholm is always a wonderful place to visit!
Its been a while since I've posted an update! There has been a lot of travel to go to different studios that have been requesting the Artistic Training Program and masterclasses focusing around the content in The Youssef Drawing Syllabus: Movement & Form. Here are some pictures from Vancouver, Canada.
I had such a great time going to British Columbia to work with the artists at Bardel. Such a great team of talented people!
While in Vancouver, I got to stay at the lovely at the lovely Granville Island! Here are some pictures from the Vancouver studios:
Afterwards on to Kelowna, with another incredible team from Bardel!
Had a great time teaching the Dynamic Posing Workshop at Comic Con, co-hosted with Dr.Sketchy Montreal! We drew Catwoman modelled by the amazing Danielle Hubbard! Thank you to everyone who attended and made it a fun event!