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Jesse003 figure drawing art model. Find it in your pose Library when you create a new login.
Jenni026 figure drawing art model. Find it in your pose Library when you create a new login.

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Just create a login then go to the Library to download Jenni026 and Jesse003.

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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23,000+ Photos

Art Models 1-10 Collection
All the figure reference photos from Art Models 1-10 on an elegant USB flash drive.

See all 900+ Poses from the Companion Disks for our first ten books in one absolutely enormous collection!

When you buy a pose, what can you do with it?
Draw. Paint. Sculpt. Teach. Sell your work. Make demos.
This demo shows 5 of our Poses used for portrait drawing and full figure drawing. Notice how the photos can be zoomed in and out for details. Plus, interesting angles can be chosen to get the view you want, like the first Pose—Adhira in profile. Models: Adhira, Joe, Edison, Ayame, Thea
Thank you Jackson Konyango!

Life Drawing Demo

Poses for figure drawing & portrait drawing. Choose your view.

From Sketching to Sculpture

When you buy a pose, what can you do with it? Here are a few examples.
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Adhira drawing pose reference
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Sample artwork created using our figure drawing reference photos
By Aleksandar Tancovski
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IrinaV drawing pose reference
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Sample artwork created using our figure drawing reference photos
By Jane Shanahan
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Vaunt drawing pose reference
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By Tim Skinner. We bought this sculpture.

Art You Make is Yours

Maybe you want to sell it; add it to your portfolio; share it online; display it in your home, office, museum, or gallery. You are free to do whatever you want with art created from our photos.

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Choose Your View

Sample artwork created using our figure drawing reference photos shows how in-the-round photos can be used.
artwork by Kjetil Hansen has Reference Photos for Figure Artists and it's Free to Browse so . . .

Why Buy a Pose?

Choose your view: You get all the views in high resolution, which lets you choose the one you like best and zoom in for details. Or use multiple views—like Kjetil Hansen did in this artwork—and reference them again and again; all for just $6.99 (or less) per Pose.

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Ginger in a sitting figure drawing pose.
24 hi-res photos just $6.99!

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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What You Can Find Here

  • Find out how the photos can be used in your figure art, royalty free, and with our permission.
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When you Create a Login, you'll have access to the Pose Library with 2 free full-size sample poses. Great to get started with figure drawing, gesture sketching, painting, even sculpting 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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