Announcements

New ebook Pose

A new Kindle/ePub pose is long overdue. This month it is AnaIv429 and next will be Saju015.
Do you have a favorite pose (or poses) you would like to see turned into an eBook? Please let us know! Just reply to this email.
Pose ebooks are poses formatted as ebooks and offered at half the price of a regular pose. You can find them at Amazon.com, the Apple iBooks App, Barnes & Noble and most other places where ebooks are sold. Search for "Art Models AnaIv429". 5/11/2018

Figure Art Reference — New Models, Poses, and Sessions

Lots of New Content in the last few weeks!

   

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.

3/30/2018

New Sessions for KeiraG

By request, lots of new poses from KeiraG. See them in the Recently Added section. She has some nice portrait photos in the pose KeiraG023. Her photoshoot was divided into 2 phases. The first has classic art modeling poses. The second is a technical reference done for a doctor to use as illustrations in a book. The Sessions are divided based on those. See both of them on the Sessions page.

See all the poses on the Sessions page. 1/29/2018

New Sessions for Katlyn

Katlyn is an artist and her poses in these sets have benefited from her artistic sense. Some of them might be described as dramatic, even disturbing. Reactions have been mixed, but however you react, they make an interesting set.

Note, a few of the poses are particularly revealing in rotation.

See all the poses on the Sessions page. 12/27/2017

Free Pose Credits with the New Art Models 10

Buy the book, get free Pose Credits. See this page for Rules.

Half-Price Pose of the Week

Get the Trisha009 Pose for Half Price as an ebook. Check out this week's half-price pose Trisha009 on Amazon.

Have you tried any of the pose ebooks? Please take a minute to leave a review. It really helps. Here's a page that has links to the various books. Thanks!

8/25/2017

Half-Price Pose of the Week

Get the JohnyG023 Pose for Half Price as an ebook. Check out this week's half-price pose JohnyG023 on Amazon.

Have you tried any of the pose ebooks? Please take a minute to leave a review. It really helps. Here's a page that has links to the various books. Thanks!

8/21/2017

Half-Price Pose of the Week

Get the Ginger040 Pose for Half Price as an ebook. Check out this week's half-price pose Ginger040 on Amazon.

Have you tried any of the pose ebooks? Please take a minute to leave a review. It really helps. Here's a page that has links to the various books. Thanks!

7/31/2017

Half-Price Pose of the Week

Get the johnv010 Pose for Half Price as an ebook. Check out this week's half-price pose johnv010 on Amazon.

Have you tried any of the pose ebooks? Please take a minute to leave a review. It really helps. Here's a page that has links to the various books. Thanks!

7/14/2017

Half-Price Pose of the Week

Get the OliviaP010 Pose for Half Price as an ebook. Check out this week's half-price pose OliviaP010 on Amazon.

Have you tried any of the pose ebooks? A review would be greatly appreciated! A few words only takes a minute and it's how books get found on Amazon so it really helps.

7/2/2017

Half-Price Pose of the Week

Get the DanM211 Pose for Half Price as an ebook. Dan did a great job with the forceful more dramatic poses. Check out this week's half-price pose DanM211 on Amazon (outside the U.S., you may have to search for "Art Models DanM211").

Have you tried any of the pose ebooks? A review would be greatly appreciated! A few words only takes a minute and it's how books get found on Amazon so it really helps.

Years ago, we did a Half Price Pose of the Week where a $6 pose would be discounted to $3 for a week. Now, we're doing something similar but with Poses on Kindle, iTunes, Nook, Scribd, Kobo, etc. We hope to make a new pose available every couple of weeks.

6/14/2017

Half-Price Pose of the Week

Get the Becca014 Pose for Half Price as an ebook.
When we first started we did a Half Price Pose of the Week where a $5.99 pose would be discounted to $2.99 for a week. Now, we're doing something similar but with Poses on Kindle, iTunes, Nook, Scribd, Kobo, etc. Check out the 3rd pose Becca014 on Amazon and please let us know what you think. If you like it, a review would be greatly appreciated! The plan is to release one every couple weeks as long as people show an interest.

5/30/2017

Half-Price Pose of the Week

Get the BenP028 Pose for Half Price as an ebook.
When we first started we did a Half Price Pose of the Week where a $5.99 pose would be discounted to $2.99 for a week. Now, we're doing something similar but with Poses on Kindle, iTunes, Nook, Scribd, Kobo, etc. Check out the 2nd pose BenP028 on Amazon and please let us know what you think. If you like it, a review would be greatly appreciated! The plan is to release one every couple weeks as long as people show an interest.

5/16/2017

Half-Price Pose of the Week

Get the Anastasia005 Pose for Half Price as an ebook.
When we first started we did a Half Price Pose of the Week where a $5.99 pose would be discounted to $2.99 for a week. Now, we're doing something similar but with Poses on Kindle, iTunes, Nook, Scribd, Kobo, etc. Check out the first pose Anastasia005 on Amazon and please let us know what you think. If you like it, a review would be greatly appreciated! The plan is to release one every couple weeks as long as people show an interest.

5/2/2017

New Sessions for InnaBg

Inna's classic figure works well with a variety of classical poses. Her first set features standing poses such as the T-pose, A-pose, contraposto, and some action poses. The second set has sitting and crouching poses and the third has sitting and reclining poses plus a few expressions.

Some poses were customer requests (for example 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil'), others were spontaneously chosen by Inna and some were planned by the Art Models team.

Note, a few of the poses are particularly revealing in rotation, so you might want to avoid the 3rd Session if that's an issue.

See all the poses on the Sessions page. 3/17/2017

New Sessions for Saju and BenP

Figure drawing, painting, sculpting reference photos from Saju's 1st shoot and BenP's 1st shoot. Saju's poses are mostly standing and usually photographed in a high contrast light, although we did some in a soft light as requested by several customers. We aimed for a mix of both artsy poses and ordinary, everyday activities (saju031). Some poses were meant as a detailed study. For example, saju071-saju074 shows Saju's hands going through the process of putting up her hair.
The BenP session has floor-level poses like crouching, sitting, and reclining with overhead views.
For both models, many poses include alternate angles, close-ups, or portrait photos. See the views count in the preview images at the bottom of the page and look for the poses with more than 25 views. Click the thumbnail then the Show All Angles link and go to the second page. See all the poses on the Sessions page. 12/21/2016

New Sessions for BenP

Figure drawing, painting, sculpting reference photos from BenP's 1st shoot. These first two Sessions feature standing poses and sitting poses. Several poses include alternate angles, close-ups and portrait photos.
To see alternate angles, look for the poses with more than 25 views. Click the thumbnail then the Show All Angles link and go to the second page. See all the poses on the Sessions page. 10/28/2016

New 50% Off Sale

Get 50% off the cover price when you buy these books directly from our distributor. While supplies last. Just $18.48 each. Price will be shown in cart.
Art Models 3 Art Models 5 Art Models 6
(Use the drop-down list to select the hardcover book type)   9/8/2016

About Pricing

A few people have asked about how we price the poses and various products. Here are a couple graphics I put together for the more mathematically-inclined. Basically, the more pre-selected the poses, the lower the price.
On the other hand, if all you want is 1 pose, it's just $5.99; compared to buying a book at $36.99. Pose Credits bring down the price-per-pose while still giving you excellent choice. Sessions are priced in the middle. So it really depends on what you want. We have tried to be affordable for every budget.   9/5/2016

New Sessions for OliviaP

Figure drawing, painting, sculpting reference photos from OliviaP's 1st shoot. These sessions feature standing poses, then sitting poses, and finally reclining poses. Several poses include alternate angles, close-ups and portrait photos.
You can see the alternate angles on the Session Download page by clicking a thumbnail then the Show All Angles link and go to the second page.
Some of these poses are particularly revealing in rotation, so please skip this product if that is an issue. See all the poses on the Sessions page. 8/26/2016

More Pose Credit Flexibility


A customer asked about what to do with "odd" numbers of Pose Credits. There are lots of poses that cost 1, 2, 3, or 4 Credits, so that's one way to use them. In the Pose Tool, if you do: Sort By, # of Photos, Up the lower cost poses will tend to be at the top.
But, we thought it would be nice to give people the choice of "topping up" their credits. As a solution, we added 1-Credit and 3-Credit packages. Check out the Pose Credits page to find them.
Thank you for the question! It lead directly to an improvement in the site. 6/7/2016

New Session for StephanieR

Figure drawing, painting, sculpting reference photos from the 2nd half of Stephanie's 1st shoot. This session features sitting and reclining poses, mostly nudes though a few are clothed and many with multiple angles. With about 800 photos taken at 50MP, it's a large download at 2.2GB!
You can see the alternate angles on the Session Download page by clicking a thumbnail then the Show All Angles link and go to the second page. Some of these poses are particularly revealing in rotation, so please skip this product if that is an issue. See all the poses on the Sessions page. 5/12/2016

New Session for StephanieR

These are the poses in Stephanie’s 1st Session Download with standing and sitting. This may be our first Session Download with the new 50MP camera. With 700 photos, it’s big at 1.8GB!
We’re getting better about doing portraits and alternate angles. You can see those on the Session Download page by clicking a thumbnail then the Show All Angles link and go to the second page. See all the poses on the Sessions page.
Rather than having one large expensive download, we break photo shoots into multiple sessions to make the cost lower. And we try to group similar poses together to hopefully create useful collections—for a low per-pose price. 4/27/2016

New Sessions for Shoney

There's lots of casual, ordinary, everyday activities in the Shoney Sessions.
  • Most of the standing poses in the first set followed a theme of ordinary activities like shopping, sweeping, walking, waiting.
  • The second set has lots of casual sitting poses and also a few more artsy "posed" poses.
  • The third collection of art reference poses took place at ground level with more "posed" poses. It also has the expression Poses, great for drawing or painting portraits, doing graphic novel or comics, or any other work where expressive close-ups of the face and hands is important.
See all the poses on the Sessions page.
Rather than having one large expensive download, we break photo shoots into multiple sessions to make the cost lower. And we try to group similar poses together to hopefully create useful collections—for a low per-pose price. 4/06/2016

New Simplified Pose Sketches by PoseMuse

Please let us know what you think!
The author describes these this way "PoseMuse offers simplified poses to help jump-start your drawing and remove the anxiety of staring at an empty page."
PoseMuse poses have been very popular and generated a lot of excitement on Tumblr, which is where we learned of them. Just like Art Models' photos, they can be used, royalty-free, as the basis for your own art. Sometimes the detail of Art Models' high-res photos can be daunting. We're hoping PoseMuse sketches can help people get started.
You can see the initial selection the same way as any other pose: in the Pose Tool or the iPad App or at TheArtModels. Just search for PoseMuse in the models list. You can see all the views in a Pose collection by clicking the "views" links in the Pose Tool.
Whether we do more or not depends on you! So please let us know. Are they useful? Are they priced right? What do you think?
Thank You! 3/25/2016

New Poses for Shoney

The Shoney poses are now complete, all 85 of them! (It was a big photo shoot). There's a good deal of variety for life drawing; reclining, sitting, kneeling, crouching, laying down, standing, ordinary activites, as well as more typical figure drawing "posed" poses. See them all in the Pose Tool. 2/25/2016

New Sessions for ElenaS

ElenaS has a more normal figure than the super thin model types, making her a good choice if you're looking for a more typical person as an art reference. We did a mix of casual and staged poses. See them all on the Session Downloads page. 2/1/2016

New Session for SaraLiz

See all the poses on the Session Downloads page. These are the portrait poses for SaraLiz, including over 180 photos. 1/22/2016

New Sessions for SaraLiz

See all the poses on the Session Downloads page. The portrait poses will be added later as a separate session. Rather than having one large expensive download, we break the photo shoots into multiple sessions with similar poses to make the cost lower. That's one reason the portraits, for example, are done as their own session. 1/05/2016

New Model StephanieR!

We are just starting the process of developing and editing the photos, but you can see the first pose now in the Pose Tool. 12/17/2015
For years, we have been doing one big book release in September with a 128-page hardcover book. This year we're trying something new; publishing an eBook as soon as it's ready. Because we're not doing a print book, we wanted to make the eBook as useful as possible and we've created a companion website to deliver more material than can fit in an ordinary eBook. Download a sample epub to get all the details. You can also read about it on these pages: 12/02/2015

New Sessions for Thea and Daniella

This is Thea's second session and Daniella's first. See all the poses on the Session Downloads page. 12/02/2015

New Sessions for MattB, KathyB and MonikaS

08/28/2015

New Pose Tool Viewer


The Pose Tool has been redesigned to eliminate Flash due to some recent security issue and diminishing support across mobile devices. 07/31/2015

New Melissa Sessions


Melissa is a fitness model and provides a great figure reference for feminine musculature. The Session was divided into 2 parts - one with clothing (1A) and one nude (1B). Both have a mix of the artistic and the mundane and each has poses using props that we hoped would provide more interest as an art reference. Please let us know what you think, using the Contact Us form. 06/30/2015

New AnaIv Sessions


AnaIv's fourth Photoshoot was big, so we divided into three, more manageable, pieces. Session 4A is a collection of all the non-nude poses (although not always clothed, see the preview thumbnails). 4B has some more artistic poses in a dramatic lighting. And, 4C has expression poses in half rotations. There's some overlap between 4A and 4C, in that 4A has many of the same poses as 4C, just cropped to make them non-nude. 06/10/2015

New Chelle Sessions


Uploaded the Chelle Sessions—A mix of ordinary activities and some more traditional art poses plus a few close-ups. Note: some of these poses can be revealing. 06/09/2015

Now in Stores


Sessions are now available through bookstores (we’re excited!). Until now, you could only get them from our website. Check it out on Amazon, for example, and leave a review if you like it! We’ve been working with our distributor on this for a couple months. 06/09/2015

Free Tutorial by Samantha Youssef


A critique and lesson by former Disney Animator Samantha Youssef. Her insights in this lesson are amazing. She takes really nice sample pieces and makes them more dyanmic and lively in just a few brush strokes, on the fly. If you want to improve your figure work, it's well worth watching!
She'll be using our photos in her upcoming book, Movement & Form

New Pricing


Prices have been adjusted for certain poses that contain more than the standard 24 views. There's no set formula but, in general, poses that have many close-up views and/or portrait views have been increased slightly. The Pose Tool has been updated to display the purchase price more prominently both in dollars and credits. Previously, you had to hover on a thumbnail to see that information, now it is displayed under each thumbnail. 04/14/2015

Free Session Download


We’re doing a promotion for the new book. Buy it on the release date, April 7, and get a Session Download free! Email us your receipt (admin  the@symbol  livemodelbooks.com) and you’ll get your choice of Session Download (under $25) from this website. Limit 1 per person. We’ll also honor any purchase before April 7. 03/24/2015

New Star Sessions


Uploaded the first Star Sessions. A mix of ordinary activities and some more traditional art poses. The poses have been done for a while but we overlooked uploading the Sessions. A thank you to the customer who requested them! 03/24/2015

New Bailey Session


All the poses from the Bailey bodybuilder Photo Shoot are now up in a Session Download. The photos are largely unedited, straight from RAW camera photos through developing to finished photos. Even though we usually do only a light editing to remove transient blemishes, no editing at all has been requested several times by people who want natural skin textures, imperfections and all. 03/10/2015

New Kerri Sessions


All the poses from the Kerri Photoshoot are now up in 2 Session Downloads. The Kerri photos are largely unedited, straight from RAW camera photos through developing to finished photos. 02/24/2015

A professional Ballerina directed by a Disney Animator


These two sessions have all the poses from the photo shoot directed by Samantha Youssef of Studio Technique. They are divided into two groups. The poses selected by IriniaV and the Art Models team and one for the poses selected by Samantha. Many of the poses directed by Samantha focus on body mechanics that are relevant to learning animation and some of those will be featured in her upcoming book "Movement & Form." 01/19/2015

New Special Sessions Available


Recently posed on Facebook about which poses seem to be the most popular based on downloads per day. Someone asked if we had plans to bundle those top poses into a special package. Sounded like a good idea, so here they are. We did one for males and one for females. We chose them based on poses that had been available at least a year as of 12/31/2014 and ordered by number of times they are downloaded per day. We omitted a few poses, such as ones that were repeats of the same posture by different models. 01/04/2015

New Mobile Friendly Site!


The Beta version of our mobile-friendly Art Models website, https://www.theartmodels.com, is now live. It's a Beta, so things might break—please let us know. Now you can view your Library photos without having to download and open a .zip file, just use your login from PoseSpace.com. You can also search the whole Art Models catalog and buy and use Pose Credits. It works on a variety of screen sizes and devices. Hopefully, we can get a lot of people trying it out, so please pass this on to anyone you know who might be interested. Thanks! 12/23/2014

New CatH Sessions Available


CatH poses are now available in Session Downloads. One download contains a dressing sequence, plus details, and close-ups. The other has more conventional poses.
See all the poses at the Session Downloads page. 12/23/2014

New AveryA Sessions Available


The Avery session had lots of close-ups and portrait style photos for painting and drawing, which has been a frequent request. Since people were asking, we did those as soon as we had a model back in the studio. Those were combined into one Session Download, while the more conventional sets with 24-point rotations of the full figure were put together into another Session. That one contains a mix of "posed" poses, casual, and some more painterly poses.
See all the poses at the Session Downloads page. 11/18/2014

Movement & Form


Samantha is posting information about her book project, which will use photos from the session she directed with IrinaV. It sounds great. Very exciting! 11/9/2014

In the Studio with Samantha Youssef


Recently, we had the honor of working with Samantha Youssef of Studio Technique . Her credits include Lilo & Stitch 2, Bambi II, and Tarzan II. She is an accomplished artist and animator who has been invited by top studios and universities around the world to teach master classes to their top artists. She planned and directed a shoot with IrinaV, a formally trained ballerina. Samantha is also trained in ballet. With the two of them speaking a common language, combined with Samantha's knowledge of exactly what would make a great art reference, the shoot went beautifully!
See the poses she planned and directed as they are developed in the Pose Tool. 10/3/2014

New JohnyG Sessions Available


People have been asking for more male model poses in general and for JohnyG sessions in particular. Here they are, all three parts of his first session. We tried to do a variety of poses, from classical to modern, everyday and more unusual. The photos were taken about a year ago and are finally finished editing. 9/23/2014

Updated Art Models iPad app Available


We've created an app for iPad to make it easier (we hope) to access and view the Art Models photos when using an iPad. Try it here. Photos now loop around from first to last and last to first when swiping through views in the Library. Much better than having to swipe through all the photos to get back to the beginning. Also, a number of small improvements made and a bug fix. 8/28/2014

New GingerYoga Sessions Available


These are sets of Yoga based poses photographed in rotation as each posture is held. They are the same poses Ginger did in the video series. Ginger is not a yoga professional, so it's not meant to be a teaching aid, but rather a series of reference photos of an average body in yoga postures.
See the poses at the Session Downloads page. 8/1/2014

New DanM Sessions Available


Both halves of DanM's second session are now available. DanM excels at dynamic poses, like this sample, but we also mixed in some ordinary everyday activities (drinking coffee, writing on a notepad). Many poses were inspired by Joseph Sheppard's Drawing the Living Figure. Take a look at the Session Downloads page. 7/30/2014

New Art Models iPad app Available!


We've created an app for iPad to make it easier (we hope) to access and view the Art Models photos when using an iPad. Try it here. It is version 1.1, so it may have a few bugs, but please give it a try and let us know what you think by replying to this email.