From technical drawing like Da'Vinci's Vitruvian Man
to exquisitely beautiful painting like
, figurative art starts with the artist's model.
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.
You have found
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.
The basic 'unit' is the
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.
They will be useful to anyone who needs a quality figure reference. The photos are available in different formats
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
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
When you register, free, at the site your own personal secure
is created. Any time you add a pose to your digital library, by buying a pose or using
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
Disks are a great value.
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.