High Quality Full Color Photos of the
Figure in 360-Degree Rotation.
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. For many people, learning the figure
is complicated by social taboos that make it difficult to find nude art models to study. This fact makes
an already challenging subject even more difficult and is the problem that we wish to solve.
As a result, we hope to encourage more and better figurative art.
Figurative Art Starts with the Artist's Model.
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Several Poses can be combined into a larger composition as shown in this 19th
century painting by Winterhalter. Click the painting to restart the animation.
From technical drawing like Da'Vinci's Vitruvian Man
beautiful painting like Winterhalter's Florinda
, figurative art starts
with the artist's model.
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