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High Quality Photos of the Human Figure.

Figurative Art Starts with the Artist's Model.

Clicking one of these links will bring you to the corresponding product area on Posespace.com.
Painting with nude art models overlayed.
painting photo by Euthman
From technical drawing like Da'Vinci's Vitruvian Man to exquisitely beautiful painting like Winterhalter's Florinda, 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.

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a large collection of clear, high quality photos of the figurative nude—photographed in rotation at high resolution and designed specifically for artists and anyone who works with the human figure.

 Live Model Books gives you access to a whole team of professional art models, whenever and wherever you need them. You can access the photos directly from our website, in our books, or on disk. Browsing our collection, you are sure to find just the right pose for your next project. 

We are striving to bring you the world's best 360-degree nude life model reference.

Sample Pose Susan in Rotation

The basic 'unit' is the Pose .

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A Pose is 24 high resolution photos (see a sample view) of an art model in one position photographed in rotation, showing a complete surround view from 24 different angles. One high-res photo is taken every 15 degrees. The image of Susan here shows a thumbnail size view of one pose.

See a full size sample.
Live Model Books provides high-resolution photos of nude female and male models.
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They will be useful to anyone who needs a quality figure reference. The photos are available in different formats
  • Books
  • Disks
  • Downloads
You can choose the format that works best for you. We have a large collection of figurative nude photos; male, female and a variety of ages and ethnicities.
click image to restart Art Models' Jesse in the Vitruvian Man pose
parchment photo by Luc Viatour
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The Vitruvian poses are excellent for technical drawing, sketches, computer modeling, general study, and for getting the basic proportions of the models. You can usually find one or two Vitruvian poses for each of our models. Click the image to restart the animation.

Downloads and Instant Access

Our sister site, PoseSpace.com, has hundreds of poses that you can download immediately.

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When you register, free, at the site your own personal secure digital library is created. Any time you add a pose to your digital library, by buying a pose or using pose credits , it becomes available for immediate download.

You can try it right away. When you fill out the short registration form, two free poses are added to your digital library.

Books in the Art Models series

Art Models 1 Front Cover Art Models 2 Front Cover Art Models 3 Front Cover Art Models 4 Front Cover Art Models 5 Front Cover

Click on a book to go to its detail page.

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Disks are a great value.

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Each disk has all the poses from the corresponding book plus bonus poses from alternate angles. Each pose is shown in high resolution and in full 360-degree surround view. You can zoom in for close-ups on every one of the more than 1,000 images per disk to see eyes and ears, fingers and toes, or any area that requires a closer look in fine detail.
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Copyright © 2005-2012 Douglas and Maureen Johnson.
All images and text are Copyright © by their respective contributing artists.
Live Model Books specializes in high quality photos designed specifically for figurative artists. This site provides carefully planned and executed photos designed specifically for people who work with the human figure. Our "Art Models" collections are available in Books, Disks and instant access Downloads.
Pose Credits give a substantial discount. You can buy credits and redeem them for poses without having to go through a lengthy checkout process. They save you both time and money.
You can access your poses any time and anywhere from your Digital Library. Simply log in to PoseSpace.com and download poses for viewing.
Every pose is photographed in rotation, one photo every 15-degrees like the animation you see here. That provides a complete view around the model, allowing you to see all details of the model's form.