Art Models – Photos for Figure Drawing

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It's a great way to see how the site works and what you can do with Art Models Poses. Includes 48 photos.

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More than 70 new individual Poses in the Pose Tool and 7 new Sessions for DawnMarie, RavenS and ModelSarah. See all of the Sessions on the Sessions page and all the Poses on the Recently Added page.

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artwork by Kjetil Hansen has Reference Photos for Figure Artists and it's Free to Browse so . . .

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Life Drawing

Figure drawing from photos!
Models: Adhira, Joe, Edison, Ayame, Thea
Ginger in a sitting pose.
24 hi-res photos just $5.99!

The nude female and male figure in art poses

Inspiration for your figure drawing art or simply for fun and practice.
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About Live Model Books

Live Model Books serves artists, illustrators, and anyone who needs a human figure reference with high-quality full-color photos of the figure in 360-degree rotation. Our books, disks, and downloads make it easy for artists to get just the pose they want, exactly when they want it and at an affordable price.

Through our Art Models project, we seek to help people further their understanding of the human form by providing quality reference material that can be studied at length and in close-up detail.

One of the ways we do that is through the use of lighting, studio space and camera settings designed to create images of the human form that comes as close as possible to what you would see if you were standing in the studio with the models. Another is by providing a variety of formats that make the images both affordable and convenient—no matter how you choose to work.

The human figure is a challenging subject. It is a complex form of light and shadow, with subtle variations in color and texture, possessing both complex angles and smooth curves and all interacting in an endless variety of configurations. That is challenging enough but for many people learning the figure is complicated even more by social taboos that make it difficult to find nude art models to study. This fact makes an already challenging subject even more difficult. That is a problem we wish to solve and, as a result, we hope to encourage more and better figurative art.

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