Learn About PoseSpace

Poses are photographed in rotation at high resolution.

The animated image shows how a pose can be zoomed-in and rotated for portrait and detail views. You can see any part of the figure close-up from multiple angles.

  • Practice painting portraits with a zoomed-in portrait view.
  • Practice gesture sketching with the full figure model pose.
  • Practice drawing hands, drawing feet, drawing ears, or any other challenging part of the body as you view different angles of the pose.

Photos In-The-Round
Thea Spinning Zoom in for close-ups and portraits.
See a full size sample.

Start Here:

Create A Login and download 2 free full size poses from your Pose Library. Note: If you're finding the site difficult to use or you'd like help for any reason, please Contact Us and let us know where you're getting stuck.
Next, explore the Pose Tool for additional models in thousands of poses!
If you would like to buy some photos to use as a reference when creating your art, there are many options to choose from. There are


See how Views work with the interactive Jenni051 Pose:

Policy for Use of the Photos.

Note: Art you create is your art to use or sell as you wish!

The photos may be used as a reference for creating traditional art which may then be sold. For example, a drawing, painting, or sculpture is permissible under these guidelines, whereas a work which uses the actual photos—such as a collage—would be prohibited. The photos may be used for games, videos, and digital art if first manipulated in a substantive way, for example, as the basis for a wireframe mesh, skin, or texture. However, they may not, in whole or in part, be resold, repackaged and sold, nor given away.
If you would like to use our photos as part of a product, class teaching art technique, or other offering, please Contact Us and provide as much detail about your project as you can. We license photos on a case-by-case basis.

About the Pose Tool

ThePose Tool is a free, easy to use, interactive search tool that helps you find just the right Art Models pose.The pose references can be used for a variety of art, illustration, and other projects such as figure drawing (life drawing) figure painting, portraits, sculpting, gesture sketching, art warm-up, sketching, animation, comics and digital modeling to name a few. You'll find nude models and clothed models, female models and male models, young and a few old, thin and heavy.
If you're learning to draw the figure, this is a great resource for art reference photos, free to use in the Pose Tool and low cost if you'd like the complete pose.
Without buying anything, you can use it for pose ideas, instructing models, planning compositions, practice, and inspiration. When you are ready to create finished works of art (our ultimate goal for this website), you can download the complete 24 views at full resolution starting at just $4.00 (17¢ per photo) and even less in the form of Sessions and Companion Disks.
The Art Models pose references are used by studios, authors, individual artists around the world.

Things you will find here

An extensive pose reference of the adult human form for figure drawing, life drawing, figure painting, portrait painting or drawing, figure sculpting, gesture sketching, art practice, anatomy reference, etc.
Or, List-style:
  • Art Models
  • Poses for artists
  • Life model poses
  • Figure model poses
  • Nude art models (in general)
  • Nude Poses
  • Female nudes
  • Male nudes
  • Clothed female poses
  • Clothed male poses
  • Young models
  • Middle aged models
  • A few older models
  • Thin models
  • Average-sized models
  • Heavier models
  • Learn to Draw (through practice)
  • Art reference
  • Pose reference
  • Art practice
  • Gesture sketch practice
  • Anatomy reference
  • Sculpting reference
  • Action Poses
  • Reclining Poses
  • Modest Poses
  • Practice Drawing
  • Practice Painting
  • Nude Models


Downloads give you immediate access to complete pose collections. Individual poses can be purchased through the Pose Tool one at a time or at a discount using Credits. If you purchase credits, simply log in, then click the Buy Now Button above any pose you want in the Pose Tool.
We are actively developing new features for posespace.com and hope to offer much more in the future. Your thoughts and ideas for improvements or new features always welcome! Contact Us

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